RSPCA: Prosecutions

Attorney-General written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart Conservative, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions brought by the RSPCA have been taken over by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last three years; and how many of those were (a) successfully prosecuted, (b) lost and (c) not proceeded with.

Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve The Attorney-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not hold any central data on the number of requests for private prosecutions to be taken over by the CPS prior to February 2011. Since this date, CPS areas have been required to notify any such requests to the Director of Public Prosecutions' (DPP) Principal Legal Advisor (PLA). The PLA has to date received no notifications that the CPS has taken over any prosecutions brought by the RSPCA.

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