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Prisons: Crimes of Violence

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General how many reports of assaults on prison staff by inmates, made with a view to prosecution, the Crown Prosecution Service received in each of the last five years for which records are available; and how many such cases were prosecuted. (213840)

The central records maintained by the Crown Prosecution Service include no information on either the employment of victims of crime or the custodial status of defendants. To obtain this information, by reference to individual case files, would incur disproportionate cost (Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, part 2, clause 9).