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Essex Crown Prosecution Service: Complaints

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General how many complaints have been made against Essex Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 1997. (241160)

The number of complaints recorded by CPS Essex each year since 1998 is shown in the following table. Complete figures are not available for 1997. The figures shown represent all the letters of complaint received and replied to by CPS Essex. They do not indicate the outcome of the complaint, whether the CPS was at fault or whether the correspondence was forwarded to another appropriate agency to deal with.

CPS Prosecution Service1

42 areas

CPS Essex

1998-99

2,288

2,017

25

1999-2000

2,565

2,168

41

2000-01

2,840

2,431

53

2001-02

2,990

2,274

90

2002-03

3,093

2,172

73

2003-04

3,949

2,190

105

2004-05

3,739

2,481

105

2005-06

4,616

3,178

72

2006-07

4,166

2,505

109

2007-08

4,555

2,252

87

1 Incl. Casework Directorate