Miscarriages of Justice APPG

First Registered: 20/12/2017 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To examine the structural problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice and to provide a forum from which to improve access to justice for those who have been wrongly convicted.

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Recent Documents related to Miscarriages of Justice

1. Miscarriages of Justice
20/12/2017 - APPGs

Found: problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice and to provide a forum

2. All UK military personnel from abroad to be given indefinite leave to remain
06/12/2020 - Petitions

Found: beyond a mere salary. We have seen these miscarriages of justice happen too many times.

3. Written evidence: Criminal Cases Review Commission (IPB28)
24/03/2016 - Bill Documents

Found: responsible for the investigation of potential miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

4. Private prosecutions: safeguards
23/06/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found: the victim of the alleged offence.

The Justice Committee has set up this short inquiry following

5. Paid Bereavement leave to deal with miscarriage irrespective of age of foetus
30/03/2021 - Petitions

Found: paid Bereavement leave for parents to deal with miscarriages irrespective of age of foetus

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Miscarriages of Justice

1. Criminal Cases Review Commission
13/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: afternoon about the Westminster commission on miscarriages of justice. As someone who has been in the House for - Speech Link

2. Criminal Cases Review Commission
17/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: classic example of a devastating miscarriage of justice, for the resolution of which the CCRC appears to - Speech Link
2: group on miscarriages of justice. As he knows, we now have the Westminster commission on miscarriages of justice - Speech Link

3. Administration of Justice: Daniel Cresswell
15/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the administration of justice in respect of Daniel Cresswell.I sought - Speech Link

4. Joint Enterprise
25/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: today. They have never given up in their fight for justice for their loved ones.Why are we having this - Speech Link
2: formed all-party parliamentary group on miscarriages of justice.The particular case of Alex Henry - Speech Link
3: have come to the conclusion that the criminal justice system will not right itself, and is not righting - Speech Link

5. Criminal Cases: Guidelines on Disclosure
17/12/2020 - Written Statements

1: takes place and is essential in avoiding miscarriages of justice. Unfortunately, the failure to disclose - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Miscarriages of Justice
1. Miscarriages of Justice
asked by: Barry Sheerman
27/04/2018
... psychological and educational support services the Government makes available to prisoners released after a wrongful conviction.

2. Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation
asked by: Christopher Chope
07/01/2020
... on what date the Miscarriage of Justice Service received the application from Mr David Bryant of Christchurch for compensation; what the timeframe is for a decision to be made on that application; and if he will make a statement.

3. Miscarriages of Justice: Appeals
asked by: Barry Sheerman
19/04/2021
... what assessment he has made of the effect of the substantial injustice test on the ability of the Court of Appeal to correct miscarriages of justice in change of law cases including joint enterprise.

4. Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation
asked by: Barry Sheerman
27/04/2018
... what guidance on accessing Government compensation his Department provides to prisoners released after a wrongful conviction.

5. Post Office: Miscarriages of Justice
asked by: Lisa Nandy
23/03/2021
... what plans he has to compensate sub-postmasters affected by the Horizon post office scandal.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Officer
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 13th February 2019
Lucy Powell Portrait
Lucy Powell
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Manchester Central
Joined: 20th December 2017
Ellie Reeves Portrait
Ellie Reeves
Officer
Labour - Lewisham West and Penge
Joined: 13th February 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Italy , Loneliness
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Barry Sheerman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5037.

Email: sheermanb@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alex Kane, APPEAL, The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA. Tel: 0203 559 6373

Email: alex@appeal.org.uk

Secretariat:

APPEAL acts as the group's secretariat. http://appeal.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://appgmiscarriagesofjustice.wordpress.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
APPEAL
Description
APPEAL is paid by Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP to act as the group's secretariat   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£13,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Miscarriages of Justice APPG

Former APPG Officers
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Officer
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Officer
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
Lord Ramsbotham Portrait
Lord Ramsbotham
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
Lord Knight of Weymouth Portrait
Lord Knight of Weymouth
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018