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Taken-Over Cases

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Attorney-General if he will list those cases taken over by the Director of Public Prosecutions since 1987.

Statistics concerning private prosecutions are not collected. The CPS has identified 28 private prosecutions conducted by private individuals or bodies which have been taken over by the Crown prosecution service since 1987. I will write to the hon. Gentleman listing the cases.