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Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Solicitor-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service has spent to keep victims informed of prosecution decisions since 2002. (267421)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) keeps victims informed of prosecution decisions by writing to victims when key decisions are taken, by meeting victims in serious cases, and through the work of Witness Care Units (WCU), which provide information and support to victims and other witnesses. Detailed information on the costs of these activities is not available. A comprehensive review of the resources dedicated to victim and witness care is to take place in 2009-10.