NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS FOR RESTORATIVE
Letter from Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Parliamentary
Under Secretary of State, Home Office to the Chairman
The clerk to the committee wrote on 10 July
requesting progress on a Belgian proposal to establish a network
of national contact points for restorative justice to develop,
support and promote various aspects of restorative justice within
Member States as well as at Union level.
Since 4 March 2003,
when we last wrote to update you, the initiative was discussed,
amended and approved during the April 2003 plenary session of
the European Parliament (11621/2002-c5-0467/2002-2002/0821 (CNS)).
The matter was then forwarded to the Council but there has been
no further progress.
We will, of course, keep you informed should
there be any developments on this proposal.
25 July 2006
168 Correspondence with Ministers, 49th Report of
Session 2002-03, HL Paper 196, p 180. Back