HL Deb 08 May 2002 vol 634 c173WA
Lord Woolmer of Leeds

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Attorney General will comment on the role of the Crown Prosecution Service within the Government's street crime initiative. [HL4214]

The Attorney-General (Lord Goldsmith)

As part of the cross-government strategy to reduce street crime, a premium service will target likely offenders and crime areas and will ensure that offenders are investigated and prosecuted with skill and determination. Victims and witnesses will be given extra support. Experienced lawyers and detectives will handle cases and they will work closely together. An extra £6 million is being allocated to the Crown Prosecution Service to free up experienced lawyers to concentrate on this work.