Incorrect coronavirus charges (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th July 2021.

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Photo of Caroline Russell Caroline Russell Green

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) identified that, from the first year of charges for breaches of coronavirus restrictions legislation, the percentage of incorrect charges was 18 per cent. Could you provide me with London-specific data showing how many incorrect coronavirus charges from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) were identified by the CPS?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The CPS does not break this data down by individual force and as such we are unable to fully answer this question, as this data is held by the CPS.

However, the MPS are aware of 159 charges that had been incorrectly laid under the Coronavirus Act instead of the Health Protection Regulations, all of which were withdrawn.