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The Life Sentence Review Commissioners' Rules 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Application and interpretation

  3. Part II General

    1. 3.Appointment and functions of panels of Commissioners

    2. 4.Notice of referral and listing

    3. 5.Representation

    4. 6.General powers of the Commissioners

  4. Part III Hearings

    1. 7.Oral hearing

    2. 8.Notice of hearing

    3. 9.Location and privacy of hearings

    4. 10.Hearing procedure

    5. 11.Directions

    6. 12.Adjournment

    7. 13.The decision

  5. Part IV Evidence and Information

    1. 14.Information and reports by the Secretary of State

    2. 15.Non-disclosure of confidential information

    3. 16.Special advocates

    4. 17.Evidence of the prisoner

    5. 18.Further evidence and information

    6. 19.Witnesses

  6. Part V Miscellaneous

    1. 20.Time

    2. 21.Transmission of documents etc

    3. 22.Irregularities

    4. 23.Clerical mistakes and slips

  7. Part VI Recalled Prisoners

    1. 24.Recalled prisoners

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Information and reports for submission to the Commissioners by the Secretary of State on a reference to the Commissioners under Article 6 of the Order

      1. Part A Information Relating to the Prisoner

        1. 1.The full name of the prisoner.

        2. 2.The date of birth of the prisoner.

        3. 3.The prison or place of detention in which the prisoner...

        4. 4.The date the prisoner was sentenced and the details of...

        5. 5.Where applicable, the previous convictions, sentences, licences, periods of temporary...

        6. 6.The comments, if available, of the trial judge in passing...

        7. 7.Where applicable, the conclusions of the Court of Appeal in...

        8. 8.Where applicable, particulars of and documents relating to any previous...

      2. Part B Reports Relating to the Prisoner

        1. 1.Any pre-trial and pre-sentence reports examined by the sentencing court...

        2. 2.Any report on the prisoner while he was subject to...

        3. 3.Any current reports on the prisoner’s performance and behaviour in...

        4. 4.An up-to-date report prepared for the Commissioners by a Probation...

        5. 5.Any interview report prepared at the direction of the Commissioners...

        6. 6.Any other information which the Secretary of State considers relevant...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Information and reports for submission to the Commissioners by the Secretary of State on a reference to the Commissioners under Article 9(4) of the Order

      1. Part A Information Relating to the Prisoner

        1. 1.The full name of the prisoner.

        2. 2.The date of birth of the prisoner.

        3. 3.The prison or place of detention in which the prisoner...

        4. 4.The date the prisoner was sentenced and the details of...

        5. 5.Where applicable, the previous convictions, sentences, licences, periods of temporary...

        6. 6.The details of, and reports on compliance with, any sentence...

        7. 7.The detail of any previous recalls of the prisoner including...

        8. 8.The statement of reasons for the most recent recall which...

        9. 9.The details of any memorandum which the Commissioners considered prior...

      2. Part B Reports Relating to the Prisoner

        1. 1.Any reports considered by the Commissioners prior to making its...

        2. 2.Any other relevant reports.

  9. Explanatory Note

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