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emma gomez made this Freedom of Information request to Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

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Dear Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate,

What is the difference between Crown Prosecution Service and Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service. Who gives you the authority to act as Her Majesty or Crown ? Do you serve different entities? Who do you serve?

Yours faithfully,

emma gomez

Yours faithfully,

emma gomez

Wytcherley Geoff, Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

Emma,

 

Thank you very much for your email requesting information regarding Her
Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate( HMCPSI). The difference between
us the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)  is that we are independent body
that inspects the work of the CPS.  

 

We are an independent statutory body reporting to the Attorney General,
whose primary function is to promote the effectiveness, efficiency and
value for money of those we inspect and in doing so, enhance the quality
of justice.

HMCPSI was set up an independent inspectorate under the Crown Prosecution
Service Inspectorate Act 2000 to provide assurance to Parliament/the
Attorney General on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Crown
Prosecution Service (CPS), the principal prosecuting authority for
criminal cases in England and Wales.

The organisation was originally established as an internal quality
assurance unit within the CPS in 1995. Following recommendations in a
review by Sir Iain Glidewell, it became an independent statutory body.

HMCPSI now also has the same statutory remit to inspect Revenue and
Customs Prosecutions (RCPO) and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice
Northern Ireland (CJINI) can delegate similar functions relating to
prosecution inspection in Northern Ireland. The Attorney General may ask
HMCPSI to inspect other prosecution bodies for which he has
responsibility, or to inspect bodies where they are agreeable to voluntary
inspection, and to undertake reviews of high profile cases.

 

I hope this answers your query. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if
you have any further questions.

 

 

Kind regards

 

G Wytcherley

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Dear Wytcherley Geoff,

Thank you for your information, however it may appear obvious to you but I feel the need to ask direct questions in order to clarify your status. Are you a corporation? Who gives you the authority to act as HMCPS?

Yours sincerely,

emma gomez

Wytcherley Geoff, Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

I am out of the office until Sept 3Oth.For anything urgent please contact Joan Williams on 0207 210 1164

Kind regards,

Geoff Wytcherley

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Wytcherley Geoff, Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

Emma,

We are not a corporation, we are a government body authorised by the government to carry out inspections on behalf of the government. We mainly inspect the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) but also inspect other government bodies from time to time such as the Army Legal Service.

Kind regards

G Wytcherley

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Dear Wytcherley Geoff,

Thank you for your reply. Are you registered anywhere? If so where?

Yours sincerely,

emma gomez

Dear Wytcherley Geoff,

Who is responsible for ensuring that our government acts according to international law?

Yours sincerely,

emma gomez

Wytcherley Geoff, Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

Emma,

Thank you for email. The question of who is responsible for who ensuring that our Government acts according to International Law is not a FOI request. The answer to the question is also dependent on what part of International Law you are talking about. However, the Attorney General is our minister in the House of Commons and if there were any International law issues he would be the representative.

Kind regards

G Wytcherley

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