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Crown Prosecution Service: Recruitment

Question for Attorney General

UIN 146996, tabled on 1 February 2021

To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the CPS annual report 2019-20, how many (a) additional prosecutors have been recruited, (b) operational delivery staff have been recruited and (c) offers of employment have been made to new lawyers since 2019.

Answered on

4 February 2021

As of 2nd February 2021, the CPS has recruited:

  • 399 additional prosecutors, with a further 75 due to start by April 2021;
  • 155 Paralegal Officers and Assistants (Operational Delivery Staff);
  • and made 570 offers of employment to new lawyers since 2019.

(Source data – CPS HR Recruitment records)

Answered by

Attorney General
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