To ask the Attorney-General what estimate he has made of the redundancy costs resulting from the closure of the Grimsby office of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS); what the financial saving to the CPS will be; and what his estimate is of the travel costs of CPS staff coming from Hull to handle cases in Grimsby as a result of the closure of the CPS Grimsby office.
No staff were made redundant following the closure of the Grimsby office of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). However, local managers took the decision to give preference, under the voluntary exit scheme, to those based in Grimsby who did not wish to move to the Hull office. The principal financial saving will be approximately £150,000 in rent and associated building costs. This figure will be offset by travel assistance given to relocated staff for the first three years. There is no extra cost in staff travelling to Grimsby from Hull, as managers have agreed to deploy those staff living near the court who will travel there from home.