To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there have been under the Coronavirus Act 2020; and how many and what proportion of those prosecutions were subsequently (a) withdrawn and (b) overturned.
9 July 2020
National Statistics on prosecutions and convictions for the first and second quarter of 2020 are due for publication in August and November 2020, with detailed offence level data for the whole of 2020 planned for publication in May 2021. Our statisticians are currently considering what suitable data from court management information systems could be gathered and prioritised for quality assurance and publication before then related to Covid-19 impacts, including potentially prosecutions for offences under the act. They will notify users through regular statistical publications.