Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were brought by the Crown prosecution service arising out of investigations by the 189W Metropolitan police in each inner and outer London magistrates court in the latest month for which the information is available; what was the number for the same month one year ago; and what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change.
§ The Attorney-General
The information is not available in the form requested. Figures are held for whole Crown prosecution service areas rather than for individual magistrates courts.
The Crown prosecution service does record the number of cases received in each area, which includes cases received for advice. The year ending figures for the periods indicated are as follows:
September 1991 September 1992 Percentage change Inner London 148,117 146,555 -1.05 London North 80,663 79,881 -0.97 London South and Surrey 63,113 60,373 -4.34 Total CPS 1,603,002 1,569,996 -2.06
The figures include cases received from police forces other than the Metropolitan police, for example, British Transport police, and in respect of London south and Surrey, the Surrey police. No concluded assessment of the reasons for the change have yet been made.