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Emily Thornberry (Shadow Attorney General; Islington South and Finsbury, Labour)

To ask the Attorney-General what plans the Crown Prosecution Service has for the future (a) funding and (b) number of witness care units.

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Edward Garnier (The Solicitor-General; Harborough, Conservative)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will provide funding of £4 million per year for the 80 operational witness care units across England and Wales for the spending review 2010 period, until March 2015. The £4 million annual funding will be made up of £2.5 million from the CPS budget and £1.5 million that the CPS will receive from the Ministry of Justice for this purpose as its share of the victims surcharge.

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