§ Mr. Stinchcombe
To ask the Attorney-General what steps have been taken to implement Recommendations 4 and 9 of the Review of the Crown Prosecution Service in respect of research on discontinuances and downgrading of charges by the CPS. 
Recommendations 4 and 9 of the Glidewell Report are being considered by the CPS with the inter-agency Criminal Justice Information Working Group. The first part of Recommendation 9 was accepted by the Government in November 1998, and has been implemented. The Attorney-General will be announcing the Government's decisions on Recommendation 4 and the second part of Recommendation 9 later this month as part of a wider statement on the Glidewell Report.