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Question for Attorney General

UIN 225766, tabled on 27 February 2015

To ask the Attorney General, how many re-trials the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has pursued for each type of offence in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of all prosecutions brought by the CPS those re-trials represent.

Answered on

4 March 2015

The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a central record of the number of re-trials that have been pursued. To identify the number of these would require a manual exercise to review individual files which would incur a disproportionate cost.

Answered by

Attorney General
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