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Criminal Justice Finances

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the total balance of income and expenditure on the criminal justice system over each of the past 10 years; and how that analysis breaks down under the more important main headings.

The available information on net expenditure on the criminal justice system in England and Wales during this period is as follows:

Crown Prosecution Service67791167121143170198226
Serious Fraud Office7791318
1 Provisional outturn.
2 Central and local government expenditure.
3 Current and capital expenditure.
4 Including administration.
5 Separate figures for expenditure on civil and criminal business in the Crown Courts are not available for 1985–86 or earlier years.
6 Figures for local government spending prior to 1986–87 (when its responsibilities for criminal prosecutions were transferred to central Government) are not available.
7 Set up with effect from April 1988.