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Homicide

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Solicitor-General how many successful prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has brought for offences related to corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2008. (254211)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) data collection system records the number of offences under each Act and section, which have been referred to the CPS for prosecution. CPS records show that, up to 30 January 2009, no offences under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (no similarly named statute was enacted in 2008) have been referred to the CPS for prosecution. However, the outcomes of any cases prosecuted under this statute will be subsumed into data held on various categories of homicide cases, as the CPS electronic data system currently cannot hold information on the outcome of proceedings at the level of detail requested by the hon. Member.