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Written Statement - Progress update on the work of the Justice Stakeholder Group

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The Justice Stakeholder Group delivered a report to the Welsh Government in March 2016.
Progress update on The Justice Stakeholder Group’s report ‘Law and Justice in Wales: Some issues for the next Assembly’
Carl Sargeant, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

The Justice Stakeholder Group was set up by the former Minister for Public Services in 2015 to consider the UK Government’s reforms to the justice system and the growing body of devolved Welsh law. The Group brought together academics and practitioners with extensive knowledge and experience of the justice and legal sectors in Wales.  It met on five occasions between July 2015 and February 2016 and presented its findings to the Minister for Public Services in a report Law and Justice in Wales: Some Issues for the Next Assembly.  

The Minister published the report in March 2016.  Since then, there have been a number of significant developments relevant to the recommendations in the report.  These are set out in the Welsh Government’s progress update to the report.