Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

House of Lords written question – answered am ar 6 Mai 2014.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Baroness Golding Baroness Golding Llafur

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their announcement on 11 June 2013 of plans to establish pilot schemes under section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 in Liverpool, Leeds and Kingston-upon-Thames, whether they have drawn any conclusions from those pilot schemes; if so, what are those conclusions; what plans they have for change on the basis of those conclusions; and when a formal announcement will be made.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice started piloting Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 in Leeds, Liverpool and Kingston-upon-Thames on 30 December, with the identification of suitable cases by the police for the measure.

The first recorded pre-trial cross-examinations have started and will run until October 2014, followed by an evaluation period to assess the effectiveness and success of the pilot before decisions on how best to implement the measure more widely will be made.

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