||Terminated||Terms of reference
||Date and subjects of any reports
|Community Legal Service Website Steering Group
||Apr 2000||Mar 2001
||To oversee the medium to long-term development of the CLS Website, and to act as a co-ordinating forum for the provision of legal information and advice via the internet.
||None||10 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector
|Community Legal Service Quality Task Force
||Feb 1999||5 Jul 2000
||To develop criteria for a CLS Quality Mark.
||CLS Quality Standards - Apr 2000
QTF Consultation Paper - Sep 1999
|24 members, including civil servants, public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector
|Criminal Courts Review ||Dec 1999
||Dec 2000||To review into all levels of criminal courts' practices and procedures and rules of evidence. This is undertaken with a view to ensuring that they deliver justice fairly, by streamlining all their processes, increasing their efficiency and strengthening the effectiveness of their relationships with others across the whole of the criminal justice system, and having regard to the interests of all parties including victims and witnesses, thereby promoting public confidence in the rule of law.
|1 member; judiciary
|Peach Report Implementation Project Board
||Mar 2000||Will probably run through 2001. It may come to an end following evaluation of key recommend- ations in the Peach Report.
||To steer, review and progress check the actions of Judicial Group in putting into place the recommendations in the Peach Report.
||N/A||10 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector
|Review of the Bailiff Law||Jun 1999
||Jun 2000||To review the powers of bailiffs and consider how bailiff law could be rationalised and simplified.
||Independent Review of Bailiff Law - 26 Jul 2000
||J Beatson QC (University of Cambridge Centre for Public Law)
|Civil Service IT Strategy Development Group
||To oversee the on-going development of a long-term strategy for IT in support of the civil justice system.
||Strategy Paper 'Civil Service 2000'
Consultation Paper 'Civil Justice' - Sep 1998
|12 members, including civil servants, public servants, legal sector and private sector
|Transfer of Warrant Execution Project Board
||Feb 2000||Jun 2001
||To oversee the transfer of enforcement from the police to the magistrates' courts in accordance with the timetable agreed by ministers.
||None||14 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector
|Warrant Execution Liaison Group||Jan 1999
||Jun 2001||To advise on the practicalities of implementing the transfer of responsibility for warrant execution from the Police to the Magistrates' Courts.
||None||28 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector
|Advisory Group on Marriage and Relationship Support
||Nov 1999||Not known
||To help the Lord Chancellor's Department in developing its policy on marriage and relationship support; and to assist in the development of a co-ordinated government strategy on support and education for marriage and relationships.
||N/A||15 members, including civil servants and voluntary/charity sector
|Working Group on Section 41 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
||Mar 2000||Oct 2000
||To advise the Lord Chancellor on how section 41 (arrangements for children in situations of divorce) could operate more effectively.
||None ||9 members, including civil servants, public servants, an academic and a solicitor
|Civil Procedures for Housing and Land Working Group
||Oct 1999||Not known
||To examine the existing rules and procedures which apply for housing or land cases in the High Court and country courts; and to make proposals for simpler, more effective and efficient civil procedures for housing and land.
||The group's work informed a consultation paper issued on 19 Jul 2000 by LCD entitled
Access to Justice - Housing and Land Cases: Proposed New Procedures
|17 members, including civil servants, voluntary sector and barristers
|Representative Actions Working Group||Sep 1999
||Not known||To provide a forum to take forward the Lord Chancellor's initiative on representative actions.
||Assisting in the development of a consultation paper (due to be published late 2000) on proposals to allow representative claims in the courts of England and Wales
||23 members, including civil servants, public servants, voluntary sector and legal sector
|Modernising the Civil Courts Programme Board
||To develop a framework for the future delivery of services in the civil courts, and to then oversee a range of projects to deliver that framework in stages over the next 3-5 years.
||Consultation Paper - Oct 2000
Full Study Report - due Mar/Apr 2001
|9 members, including civil servants, public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector
|Modernising the Civil Courts Project Board
||Mar 2000||Mar 2001
||To develop a framework for the future delivery of services in the civil courts, and to then oversee a range of projects to deliver that framework in stages over the next 3-5 years (possibly more).
||Consultation Paper - Oct 2000
Full Study Report - Mar/Apr 2001
|16 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector