Public Sector: Misconduct

Solicitor-General written question – answered on 17th July 2007.

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Photo of Nicholas Clegg Nicholas Clegg Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee), Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee), Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) 17th July 2007

To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were of public sector employees for offences relating to their official duties in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee, Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department 17th July 2007

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains no central record of whether the defendants it prosecutes are public sector employees or whether the offences for which defendants are prosecuted relate to their official duties.

This information may be held on individual case files, but could only be obtained by locating and examining a huge numbers of individual case files and would incur disproportionate cost (Code of Practice on Access to Information, part 2, clause 9).

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