Dear Crown Prosecution Service,

Please set out:

1: the number of wasted costs orders made against the CPS from the financial year 2003/4 to date;

2: the amount ordered in respect of wasted costs each financial year from the financial year 2003/4 to date

Yours faithfully,

James Parry

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear Mr Parry,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information.

Your request was received on 2 December 2013 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please note there is a twenty working day limit (from receipt of request) in which we are required to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The deadline for your request is 2 January 2014.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

Yours sincerely,

Miss H Hardaker

Information Management Unit
Tel: 020 3357 0899
E-mail: [CPS request email]

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Dear Freedom of Information Unit,

You acknowledged my request for information about wasted costs orders incurred by the CPS and correctly informed me that receipt of this information was legally required to be provided under the Act by Jan 2, 2014. You have failed to meet that target.

Many wasted costs orders are occasioned by the CPS failing to meet deadlines. In such circumstances you may feel that your failure to respond to this request in time is exquisitly embarrassing. Be that as it may I now require you to deal with this request via an internal review and provide the information required

Yours sincerely,

James Parry

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

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Dear Mr Parry,

With apologies for the slight delay, please find the attached response to your recent FoI request.

Yours sincerely,

Miss H Hardaker
Information Management Unit

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Dear Freedom of Information Unit,

Thank you fir your belated response.

In dealing with this request it appears likely that you are able to set out the total paid out in respect of wasted costs incurred under section 19, 19A and 19B of the Prosecution of Offences Act and inter parties costs. What was that total for the periods set out in the original request?

In the absence of being able to identify the circumstances in which adverse costs orders are made, how does the CPS review and address the inefficiencies or other causes which lead to such orders being incurred?

Clarification of those issues appears consistent with the original request

Yours sincerely,

James Parry

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear Mr Parry,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I acknowledge receipt of your follow-up request for information which I have logged as a new request under the above reference number.

Your request was received on 10th January 2014 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please note there is a twenty working day limit (from receipt of request) in which we are required to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The deadline for your request is 7th February 2014.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

Yours sincerely,

Miss H Hardaker

Information Management Unit
Tel: 020 3357 0899
E-mail: [CPS request email]

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Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Dear Mr Parry,

Please find the attached response to your recent FoI request.

Yours sincerely,

Miss H Hardaker
Information Management Unit

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