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Crown Prosecution Service: Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment the Attorney-General's Office has made of the effectiveness of the merger of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and the Crown Prosecution Service. (295043)

As part of creating a new public prosecution service, the merger is progressing to schedule and by the summer of 2010 the two organisations will be fully integrated. The Attorney-General's Office is very closely involved in the governance arrangements for the merger. A recent Office of Government Commerce Gateway Review found that the merger is:

“being conducted to a very high standard, that delivery to date has been strong and the likelihood of the merger programme delivering successfully is very high.”