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Misconduct in Public Office

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for the offence of misconduct in public office in each of the last 10 years. (241615)

The information requested is only contained on paper records. While analysing the information available to my Department, questions have arisen with regard to the quality and validity of the data, including that given in an answer to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 896W. The Office for Criminal Justice Reform is investigating this information, where possible, with the individual courts. I will write and place a copy of the letter in the Libraries of the House once these investigations are complete. If appropriate I will issue a correction statement.