§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Attorney-General whether he can give any estimate of the cost to public funds over 1980–81 of those prosecutions dismissed in court through lack of evidence.
§ The Attorney-General
Prosecutions are conducted by the Director of Public Prosecutions, the police and some Government Departments. The Director of Public Prosecutions does not have separate figures for the cost to public funds of these prosecutions dismissed in court through lack of evidence which are conducted by him. The Lord Chancellor's Department does not have such figures either.