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Question 1: The power of the police to charge for all but the most minor offences was transferred to the CPS following the ________.
Criminal Justice Act 2003Terrorism Act 2006Courts Act 2003Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Question 2: A similar practice is already carried out in Scotland (where it is called precognition), ________, and the United States.
BelizeBarbadosCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 3: Its role is similar to that of the longer-established ________ in Scotland, and the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland.
Lord AdvocateScots lawCrown Office and Procurator Fiscal ServiceScottish Parliament

Question 4: It reported in 1981, recommending that a single unified Crown Prosecution Service with responsibility for all public prosecutions in ________ be set up.
English lawUnited KingdomScotlandEngland and Wales

Question 5: In 2006, with the creation of the ________ the CPS became responsible for the prosecution of cases investigated and charged by that body.
West Mercia PoliceSerious Organised Crime AgencyHumberside PoliceMetropolitan Police Service

Question 6: The CPS is headed by the Director of Public Prosecutions (currently Keir Starmer QC) who answers to the ________ (currently The Baroness Scotland of Asthal).
Crown Prosecution ServiceAttorney General for England and WalesJudges' CouncilCircuit judge (UK)

Question 7: The Crown Prosecution Service, or CPS, is a non-ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for public prosecutions of people charged with criminal offences in ________.
ScotlandCardiffEngland and WalesEnglish law


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