Crown Prosecution Service

Attorney-General written question – answered on 12th October 2011.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Attorney-General how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has reviewed for trial in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and in how many of those cases the CPS concluded that there was not sufficient evidence to proceed to court.

Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve The Attorney-General

Between September 2010 and August 2011, the CPS reviewed, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, a total of 930,457 cases; 46,544 of those cases did not progress because there was not sufficient evidence to proceed to court. The CPS does not hold reliable data which distinguishes the stage of review.

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