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Crown Prosecution Service

Volume 709: debated on Tuesday 24 March 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 4 March (WA 158), whether in making appointments to the Crown Prosecution Service they disregard the gender, sexual orientation and ethnic origins of applicants. [HL2092]

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) operates under the Civil Service Commissioners' recruitment code, which upholds the principles of recruitment on the basis of fair and open competition and selection on merit.

The CPS does not take into consideration gender, sexual orientation and ethnic origins in ensuring the most suitable candidate is appointed.