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Crown Prosecution Service

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales cost in each of the past three years; and how much it cost per capita in each of the past three years. [HL5472]

The total cost of the Crown Prosecution Service, and the cost per capita in England and Wales in each of the past three years, was as follows:

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Net operating cost (000s)

600,466

614,218

632,714

Average number of staff

8,384

8,546

8,520

Cost per capita (£)

71,620

71,872

74,262

The cost per capita is calculated using the average number of full-time employees in each financial year.