Fraud: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Sandy Martin Sandy Martin Shadow Minister (Waste and Recycling)

To ask the Attorney General what steps his Office is taking to prosecute alleged frauds involving multiple persons who cannot afford to bring civil cases against the alleged perpetrators.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

Both the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) are responsible for prosecuting cases of fraud.

They act in the public interest and can prosecute whether or not civil proceedings are in progress.

The government has taken concerted action over recent years to reduce the costs of civil litigation, and that work continues.

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