Pre Charge Timescales

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Dear Crown Prosecution Service,

1) Please provide a breakdown/numbers/percentages of how many cases referred to as pre-charge advice by the police are answered within a five day period of referral (for volume cases, not RASSO offences or specialist areas). For cases that are not deemed suitable for charging and referred back to the police what are the most common reasons? Please provide a breakdown by area/region and type of case.

2) Please indicate how many cases of pre-charge advice for volume matters (not complex/RASSO/specialist areas) you have tendered to external solicitors or counsel (not employed by CPS) for the past two year period.

Yours faithfully,

A T Jones

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear A Jones,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request – Ref: - 7396

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which we received on 4 January 2018.

The FOI Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. This means that any information disclosed under the FOI Act by definition becomes available to the wider public.

There is a 20 working day limit in which we are required to respond to requests.

The deadline for your request is 31 January 2018.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Unit
020 3357 0899
[CPS request email]

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Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear A Jones,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request - Ref: - 7396

Further to the acknowledgement email below, please note that an error was made calculating the due date for your FoI request.
The due date for your request is in fact 01 February 2018.

Apologies for any confusion caused.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Unit
020 3357 0899
[CPS request email]

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Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request – Reference 7396

 

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Ms D Stannard

Information Management Unit

020 3357 0899

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