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Private Prosecutions

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many private prosecutions were undertaken in (a) Southend-on-Sea, (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; how many (i) succeeded and (ii) failed in each year; and how many were stopped on the grounds of (A) public interest and (B) insufficient evidence in each year. (87215)

Information about the number of private prosecutions is not collected and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost to the Department.