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Crown Prosecutor System

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Attorney-General how many Crown prosecutors the Director of Public Prosecutions proposes to appoint in Wales; where their offices will be situated; and if he will make a statement concerning the structure and establishment of the Crown prosecutor system in Wales.

Pursuant to section 1(4) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 the Director of Public Prosecutions proposes to divide Wales into two areas, one encompassing the South Wales and Gwent police districts and the other covering the North Wales and Dyfed-Powys police districts. The Director will shortly designate a person to be chief Crown prosecutor for each area as required by the subsection. Decisions on the location of offices have not yet been taken, since these will be primarily the responsibility of persons designated as chief Crown prosecutors. The exact numbers of Crown prosecutors required in the two areas are not yet known.