Crown Prosecution Service

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, how many wasted cost orders were made (a) in favour and (b) against the Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2010-11; and for what reasons such wasted cost orders were made against the Crown Prosecution Service.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Servicedoes not maintain a central record of the number of wasted cost orders made in favour of, or against, the prosecution. To obtain this information would require a manual file examination incurring a disproportionate cost.

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