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Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006: Prosecutions

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Solicitor-General how many people have been charged with offences under the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006. (167552)

The records held by the CPS provide no information on the number of defendants charged or prosecuted for specific offences. However, the CPS does identify by act and section the number of offences which reached a first hearing in the magistrates courts.

These records show that, as of November 2007, two offences under sections 2 and 4 of the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006 had reached a first hearing; one was prosecuted by CPS West Mercia and the other by CPS Gloucestershire.