§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the cases transferred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission by his Department, indicating the date when these cases were first referred to his Department; 
(2) if he will list the cases transferred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in order of priority; to what extent the order of priority reflects the date when the case was first submitted; and what is the anticipated date for a decision on these cases. 
§ Mr. Michael
[holding answer 3 June 1997]: A total of 261 individual cases were initially transferred to the Commission from the Home Office. It is not normal practice to make publicly available the names of petitioners. By virtue of paragraph 6 of schedule 1 to the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 it is a matter for the Commission to decide on its procedures, but I understand that 165 of the cases initially transferred to the Commission are already being worked on, and that work on the remaining cases will have begun by about the end of June.