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Crown Prosecution Service

Volume 597: debated on Thursday 25 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What progress is being made with their plans to reform the Crown Prosecution Service. [HL1072]

Good progress is being made in the reform of the CPS. On 30 November 1998, the Attorney General gave an interim government response to the recommendations of the Glidewell Review of the service, which reported in June 1998. Fifty-three recommendations have now been accepted, considered or noted. Twenty-two recommendations remain under consideration. A copy of the response is in the Library of the House. The restructuring of the CPS to 42 areas and the appointment of 42 new Chief Crown Prosecutors will take effect from April 1999.