Witnesses

Justice written question – answered at on 26 February 2014.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many requests were made for each age group of vulnerable witnesses for registered intermediaries by (a) the police, (b) the Crown Prosecution Service, (c) courts, (d) solicitors and (e) other groups in each year since 2010;

(2) how many requests were made for registered intermediaries in each year since 2010.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) , The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The data in the following table provide the requested information. Only the police, CPS, courts and solicitors may request a registered intermediary.

  Age  
  0 to4 5 to 11 12 to 17 18+ 65+ Annual total
2010            
Police 81 141 173 496 49
CPS 4 37 46 125 5
Courts I I 0 3 0
Solicitor 0 0 15 29 0
Total 86 179 234 653 54 1,206
             
2011            
Police 86 124 176 481 53
CPS 3 31 48 153 13
Courts 0 0 1 6 0
Solicitor 0 0 12 42 1
Total 89 155 237 682 67 1,230
             
2012            
Police 123 213 190 529 72
CPS 5 50 53 182 10
Courts 0 0 0 3 0
Solicitor 0 1 0 1 0
Total 128 264 243 715 82 1,432
             
2013            
Police 201 256 231 570 50
CPS 12 113 89 249 16
Courts 0 0 0 0 0
Solicitor 0 0 0 4 0
Total 213 374 320 823 66 1,796

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