Criminal courts charge Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

The Committee’s inquiry

2 The criminal courts charge

What is the criminal courts charge?

The objective of the charge

The mandatory nature of the charge

Financial aspects

Effects on justice

Defendant behaviour

Sentencer behaviour

Other effects of the charge

3 Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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Prepared 18 November 2015