HC Deb 25 January 1994 vol 236 cc125-6W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Attorney-General how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service has dropped in the public interest in each year since its establishment.

The Attorney-General

The information sought by the hon. Member is recorded only on individual case files and is not collected or collated centrally. The information requested could therefore be collected only at dispropor-tionate cost. Many of the files on case completed since 1986 have been destroyed in accordance with the Public Records Acts.

A survey has been carried out of all prosecutions dropped during November 1993 and the results will be published very shortly.

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