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Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of accused people whose cases were discontinued in the interests of justice were convicted of a further offence within two years in the latest period for which figures are available. (182299)

The information requested is not available centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Data collected within the central court databases do not hold sufficient detail to allow data on those with a discontinued case to be combined with data on subsequent offences held separately with other databases.