Crown Prosecution Service

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1996.

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Photo of Mr Derek Spencer Mr Derek Spencer , Brighton, Pavilion 12:00 am, 17th June 1996

Yes, I agree that it is. As I travel round the country or appear in court cases and speak to police officers at all levels, almost without exception they speak highly of the professionalism shown in their cases by the Crown Prosecution Service. Whenever possible, we are astute at reducing the paperwork involved in the preparation of cases. In the past 12 months, we have introduced a scheme to reduce paperwork in guilty pleas in the magistrates court, which should annually reduce the amount of paperwork by about 5 million pieces.