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Crown Prosecution Service: Coronavirus

Question for Attorney General

UIN 143867, tabled on 26 January 2021

To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of CPS staff have had to self-isolate as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and what the (a) role and (b) staffing grade of those staff is.

Answered on

3 February 2021

The Crown Prosecution Service (‘CPS’) holds data on staff who have been absent due to COVID-19 and received Special Leave with Pay. The Table below summarises that data, with the column labelled ‘Special Leave With Pay – Other reasons’ including those who have self-isolated. This column shows that 253 staff (approximately 3.8% of the workforce) fall within this category. However, in general, those who have self-isolated will predominantly have continued to work remotely and will not have needed to take time away from the workplace.

Grade

Special Leave with pay-Caring responsibilities (number of staff)

Special Leave with pay-Other reasons (number of staff)

Special Leave with pay-respiratory (number of staff)

Totals

Headcount

Percentage of grade

A1

2

6

1

9

13

69.23%

A2

52

66

118

1130

10.44%

B2

21

7

28

260

10.77%

B3

18

8

26

207

12.56%

Crown Advocate

9

2

11

194

5.67%

Crown Prosecutor

10

2

12

240

5%

Level D

12

2

14

163

8.59%

Level E

1

1

63

1.59%

Legal Manager 1

12

6

1

19

290

6.55%

Legal Manager 2

3

3

100

3%

Paralegal Assistant

17

17

1

35

260

13.46%

Paralegal Business Manager

8

3

11

109

10.09%

Paralegal Officer

36

23

59

609

9.69%

Senior Crown Prosecutor

120

53

3

176

1726

10.2%

Specialist Prosecutor

21

14

1

36

211

17.06%

Senior Specialist Prosecutor

2

1

3

16

18.75%

Senior Legal Manager/SCS

2

2

81

2.47%

AP

9

4

13

141

9.22%

B1/Legal Trainee/EO

47

39

3

89

735

12.11%

402

253

10

665

6594

10.08%

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