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Crown Prosecution Service

Attorney-General written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Attorney-General in how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service has (a) given an individual immunity from prosecution and (b) sought a reduced sentence for an offender in return for co-operation and assistance to the prosecution since 2006.

Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier The Solicitor-General

holding answer 9 June 2011

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains information for its own internal management purposes on the number of agreements made under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA) to provide immunity or seek a reduced sentence since 2006. The information should be treated with caution as it was intended for internal use only, and in the earlier years it may not have captured every agreement made under SOCPA. However, it gives a good indication of the general level of use of such agreements.

The information available from the CPS is as follows:

SOCPA Section Number of Agreements
Section 71 7
Section 72 11
Section 73 114
Section 74 26

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