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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10732: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 14 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many cases have been investigated by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission in each year since 2007, and what proportion has involved referrals to the High Court for appeal.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 6 September 2017

More statistics and information concerning the Commission's consideration of cases is contained in their Annual Report, a copy of which is laid in Parliament.

Year

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Number of cases concluded by SCCRC

145

98

104

93

141

159

190

179

172

159

128

Number of cases referred by SCCRC to the High Court

10

8

7

15

4

6

11

4

3

2

3

The following table sets out the number of cases each year since 2007-08 in which the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission investigated and issued a decision, and the number of those cases which resulted in a referral being made to the High Court: