Parole Board

Ministry of Justice Consultation – Reconsideration of Parole Board decisions: Creating a new and open system


The MoJ are conducting an online survey following the announcement from the Secretary of State in January 2018 to launch a Review into the law, policy and procedure relating to parole decisions.

This is focussed on the following four work strands:

  1. the law, policy, guidance and practice relating to challenges to Parole Board decision making
  2. the transparency of Parole Board decision making
  3. victim involvement in Parole Board hearings
  4. arrangements for communicating with victims

This consultation is aimed at those who have an interest in the decision making of the Parole Board for England and Wales. This paper considers and seeks views on the proposed parameters for and operation of the proposed reconsideration process, with respect to:

  • which types of decisions should be reconsidered
  • who should be able to apply for reconsideration of a decision
  • on what basis a decision should be reconsidered
  • how we can make the process transparent whilst also ensuring there are sufficient safeguards to protect panel members, victims and others

The link to the online survey can be found here.

The survey closes on 28 July 2018. Source: