Retention policy for published information
The Crown Prosecution Service's policy about keeping information in our possession is, in general terms, to retain the information for no longer than is necessary to support our business activities. For more information, please refer to the schedules contained within the Records Management Manual, Section 27.
However, because we retain records in line with our responsibilities under the Public Records Acts 1958 and 1967, a very small proportion of our records are retained for longer than the periods set out in our retention policy. Some may even be kept permanently as part of the national archive at the Public Record Office. We will inform you if the information is still in existence in response to your application.