Royal Commission on Criminal Procedures

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Royal Commission on Criminal Procedures collected by its Chairman Sir Cyril Philips, 1978-1984, including minutes, oral and written evidence, associated correspondence and copies of final reports and research studies published by the Commission.

Administrative / Biographical History

The RCCP was set up in 1978 to examine the duties and powers of the police and the rights and duties of suspects in respect of the investigation of criminal offences and the procedure for prosecution in criminal cases. The Commission reported in 1981.


Arranged as outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions Governing Access


Other Finding Aids

Summary boxlist available.

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science Archives catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

Given by Sir Cyril Philips in 1991.

Related Material

The British Library of Political and Economic Science also holds material concerning the RCCP in the Hall-Carpenter Archive (Ref: HCA/CHE/9/45 and Ephemera/920).