Debates between Baroness Sater and Lord Keen of Elie during the 2019 Parliament

Royal Commission on Criminal Justice

Debate between Baroness Sater and Lord Keen of Elie
Wednesday 3rd June 2020

(4 years ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Keen of Elie Portrait Lord Keen of Elie
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I cannot at this stage specify the precise terms of reference that will be submitted. Of course, once those terms of reference are accepted and proceeded with, they cannot be altered.

Baroness Sater Portrait Baroness Sater (Con)
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My Lords, having sat as a youth magistrate for over 20 years I ask my noble and learned friend whether he agrees that, for the royal commission to be a comprehensive review, it must take into account the developments in the delivery of youth justice—substantially different from that of adults—that have occurred since the last royal commission over a quarter of a century ago.

Lord Keen of Elie Portrait Lord Keen of Elie
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Clearly the royal commission will seek to embrace the terms of reference that are finally agreed. As the manifesto indicated, there was the intention to cover the areas of prosecution, trial, sentence and parole.