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Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 154890, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Horizon-related prosecutions were brought by her Department prior to relinquishing that function to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Answered on

3 March 2021

DWP relinquished prosecutorial functions to the Crown Prosecution Service in 2012. Due to legal document retention policies, information on individual Horizon cases is no longer available. Therefore, we cannot identify how many cases DWP sent for prosecution, nor their outcomes.