Crown Prosecution Service: Covid-19

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Attorney-General

The CPS has been monitoring the absence level of both lawyer and support staff throughout the pandemic. Where necessary, the CPS has virtually redeployed staff between different CPS areas to ensure that workloads were effectively managed. Court closures and the significant reduction in court sittings resulted in the release of some staff to undertake different tasks and work. This increased the amount of legal and administrative resources available for casework.