Solicitor-General written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment he has made of how effective the Crown Prosecution Service has been in securing compensation for victims in (a) England and Wales and (b) Northamptonshire.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department

Crown prosecutors are required to ensure when reviewing a case that it includes the information required to make an informed application for compensation or restitution at the court hearing. There are no figures available for the percentage of applications for compensation made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to the court that are successful. The CPS provides any information required by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or the Criminal Injuries Compensation Panel within 60 days of receiving the request.

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