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Ineffective Trials

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what actions the Department is taking to reduce the number of ineffective trials. [114239]

The proportion of ineffective trials has reduced since 1997. The Lord Chancellor's Department is working with the Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service to reduce the number of ineffective trials further, including through the Case Preparation Project.