This section has the major reports and reviews that we have undertaken on a wide range of policy issues.
14 September 2005
Government response to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights report on the 2005 General Election [PDF 58KB, 16 pages]
This is the government's response to the assessment mission report of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), who officially observed the 2005 UK general election, held on 5 May 2005. The original report can be found on the ODIHR website [PDF 255KB, 20 pages].
22 August 2005
Legal Services Market Study - quality in the legal services industry, a scoping study.
The legal services market study is currently investigating whether consumers have sufficient information about the quality of service and value for money they can expect when they hire a lawyer. This scoping study identifies the type of research and analysis necessary to answer key questions posed in the study's terms of reference.
5 July 2005
Second survey of solicitors on their use of barristers [ PDF file 293kb 55 pages]
The aim of this study is to identify whether there might be either under or over supply of barristers willing to take on legal aid cases. This is an independent report carried out on behalf of the Department for Constitutional Affairs.
17 June 2005
Government response to CASC report on Legal Aid Asylum Appeal
This is the government's response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee inquiry into new legal aid arrangements for onwards appeals. These new arrangements will underpin the new Asylum Immigration Tribunal (AIT) and are contained in the Community Legal Service (Asylum and Immigration Appeals) Regulations 2005.
17 June 2005
Government response to CASC report on the operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission
This document is the government's response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee's (CASC) report on the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and the use of special advocates.
1 April 2005
Government response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee
Government response to the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee on the Constitutional Reform Bill.
30 March 2005
Government response to Family Justice report
This is the Government's response to the report of the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, published in March 2005, on their Inquiry into Family Justice: the operation of the family courts.
10 March 2005
Government by Inquiry report - Government response
This is the Government response to the public administration select committee's first report of the 2004-5 session: Government by Inquiry. It is command paper number 6481.