HC Deb 25 October 2001 vol 373 cc370-1W
37. Miss McIntosh

To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make a statement on her plans to reform the CPS. [6726]

The Solicitor-General

Reforms recommended by the Glidewell Review to deliver better justice are presently being implemented in the CPS.

The CPS is restructuring its front line operations to secure benefits from close working with the police, and enabling lawyers to concentrate on more serious cases. A modern IT infrastructure is being rolled-out and a new electronic case management application is planned for 2003. The recruitment of more lawyers, caseworkers and administrative staff has begun, from resources provided by the last spending review, and an enhanced level of service is being delivered to victims and witnesses.