§ 71. Mr. Nicholas Brown
To ask the Attorney-General what representations he has received on the workings of the Prosecution of Offenders Act 1985.
§ The Attorney-General
I have received a number of representations, both from within and without this House. Some have been supportive of the Crown Prosecutions service, some have not. Of those in the latter category, a great many have contained adverse criticism of the service, which has been either misinformed or misguided. This criticism has failed to acknowledge the excellent work and numerous successes of the service's deeply committed staff; whilst blaming the service for matters which are outside its control, or for which other agencies in the criminal justice system are responsible.