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Attorney General asks for more CPS cash

By Wesleyan

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) needs more money to thoroughly investigate historic sex abuse cases, it has been argued.

In recent years, several high-profile sex abuse cases have led to a spike in the number of investigations.

And Attorney General Jeremy Wright has now confirmed that he is in dialogue with the Treasury about possible extra funding for the CPS.

He said that the CPS was having to deal with more and more complex and difficult cases, adding that he is confident the Treasury will understand the concerns raised.

Last month, the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, said she believed the CPS needed between £25 million and £50 million to cope with the extra work.

Shadow solicitor general Karl Turner recently asked Mr Wright whether he was lobbying the Chancellor for extra funding, in light of the fact the CPS has recently undergone heavy cuts.

Copyright Press Association 2015

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