HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 c38W
34. Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Attorney-General how many Queen's counsel are employed by the Crown Prosecution Service; at what average annual salary; and if he will make a statement. [14191]

The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service instructs Queen's counsel, who are self-employed, to prosecute the more serious cases before the courts. There are currently only two Queen's counsel employed by the Crown Prosecution Service, namely the Director of Public Prosecutions and a senior Crown prosecutor, whose salaries are within the scales appropriate to their respective grades.