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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12633: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 10 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many cases referred the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission for investigation in each of the last three years have been overturned by the High Court of Justiciary, also broken down by how many of these cases referred to that court. 

Answered by: Michael Matheson 22 November 2017

The following table sets out the number of cases referred to the High Court of Justiciary on the grounds that there may have been a miscarriage of justice, the number that were determined in each year and the number of those where the court found that there had been a miscarriage of justice.

Year

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18 (to date)

Number of Cases referred to the High Court of Justiciary by the SCCRC on grounds that there may have been a miscarriage of justice in relation to conviction or sentence.

3

2

3

3

Number where conviction or sentence quashed

3

2

2

0

Number where conviction or sentence upheld.

0

0

1

1

Cases to be determined

-

-

-

2