Crown Prosecution Service: Leave

Attorney General written question – answered on 3rd September 2019.

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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) granted 1,632 special leave requests in the last four quarters. These are broken down by quarter, Area, and Directorate in the below table:

NUMBER OF APPROVED PAID SPECIAL LEAVE REQUESTS FROM 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2019 BY AREA/DIRECTORATE

01/07/2018 - 30/09/2018

01/10/2018 - 31/12/2018

01/01/2019 - 31/03/2019

01/04/2019 - 30/06/2019

CENTRAL CASEWORK BUS CENTRE

2

0

1

1

CPS DIRECT

13

41

35

16

CPS PROCEEDS OF CRIME

3

7

12

7

CYMRU WALES

11

7

14

4

EAST MIDLANDS

18

15

18

26

EAST OF ENGLAND

20

21

20

13

HQ DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

4

0

8

5

HQ FINANCE

5

2

3

6

HQ HR DIRECTORATE

0

4

3

3

HQ OPERATIONS

7

7

11

1

HQ PRIVATE OFFICE

2

1

1

1

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE & ORGANISED CRIME

10

10

4

14

LONDON NORTH

12

7

7

2

LONDON SOUTH

30

44

35

26

MERSEY CHESHIRE

20

26

33

21

NORTH EAST

18

26

21

18

NORTH WEST

49

62

65

41

SPECIAL CRIME AND COUNTER TERRORISM

10

16

7

4

SOUTH EAST

23

15

15

22

SOUTH WEST

7

7

6

7

SPECIALIST FRAUD

8

10

8

6

THAMES AND CHILTERN

19

33

20

18

WESSEX

17

10

12

8

WEST MIDLANDS

16

7

8

10

YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE

59

64

73

87

TOTAL:

383

442

440

367

Data Source: Trent HR database

The CPS does not keep records of Special Leave requests from staff that are declined. As gathering the information would incur disproportionate cost, data to show the proportion of approved requests is not available.

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