Effective Use of Magistrates' Courts Hearings
HC 798, Session 2005-2006: Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General
- National Audit Office (NAO)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The Crown Prosecution Service has an annual expenditure of £568 million, employs over 7,800 staff, and in 2004-5 prosecuted about 1.25 million people for criminal offences. This report, 'Effective Use of Magistrates' Courts Hearings (HC 798)', looks at its performance in making effective use of magistrates' court trials and hearings.
It estimates that ineffective trials and hearings cost the criminal justice system £173 million of which the CPS is responsible for £24 million. The report identifies examples of good practice and recommends changes to improve the efficiency of the prosecution of magistrates' court cases.
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