Dropped Cases

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 2:35 pm on 29th November 1993.

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Photo of Nick Ainger Nick Ainger , Pembroke 2:35 pm, 29th November 1993

Can the Minister explain why, in the past five years when crime has increased by 50 per cent., magistrates courts have dealt with 40,000 fewer cases, Crown courts have dealt with 8,000 fewer cases and the number of cases that the Crown Prosecution Service has decided to discontinue has increased by 80 per cent? Does the Minister agree with the First Division Association survey of all Crown prosecutors that 86 per cent. have no confidence in the senior management of the Crown Prosecution Service?