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Prosecutions: Costs

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

To ask the Solicitor-General what the average cost was of a prosecution within the system established under the Public Prosecution Service in (a) the magistrates court and (b) the Crown court in each year since its establishment. (140619)

The Public Prosecution Service does not hold information on the average cost of prosecutions. While some unit costs may be identifiable, the overall cost to the PPS of any case it prosecutes, as a percentage of the overall cost of its total workload, is not.