Attorney General written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse from early guilty pleas in the Crown Court in each year since 2010-11.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The Early Guilty Plea Scheme aims to reduce delays and unnecessary paper work and increases productivity for all Criminal Justice System partners.

No data is collected on the total savings to the public purse by a defendant entering an early guilty plea.

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