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32. Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the reorganisation of the Crown Prosecution Service. [39143]

The Attorney-General

The Government are committed to restructuring the CPS into 42 Areas. Sir kin Glidewell will make recommendation about the organisation necessary to support that structure. The review team have advised that this cannot take effect until 1 December 1998 at the earliest. Sir lain is considering what further changes might be necessary to provide for the more effective and efficient prosecution of crime through local CPS prosecutors.

33. Mr. Hawkins

To ask the Attorney-General what plans he has to reduce bureaucracy in the Crown Prosecution Service. [39144]

The Attorney-General

Sir lain Glidewell is examining the structure and organisation of the Crown Prosecution Service's procedures in his Review of the CPS. He will consider what changes, if any, are necessary

A (1995–96) B (1996–97) C & D (1997–98)
(a) (b) (a) (b) (a) (b)
(i) Departments 1,678 371,139 88,482 1,205,806 108,825 544,639
41.650 524,000 57,900 300,000
(ii) Agencies
Total 43,328 895,139 88,482 1,205,806 166,725 844,639

to ensure that available resources are focused in the most efficient and effective manner on the prosecution process itself.

34. Mr. Kidney

To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the success of joint performance management as operated by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.[39145]

The Attorney-General

Joint performance management is proving to be a valuable tool for enabling the police and the CPS jointly to monitor key aspects of their performance in order to identify problems and develop solutions.