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Cost for Prosecution of Andrew Coulson for Perjury (R010569)

Freedom of Informtion: Cost for Prosecution of Andrew Coulson for Perjury (R010569)

Thank you for your request dated 9 June 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

“The total costs associated with the prosecution of Andrew Coulson for perjury?  (That would include any costs from May 2012 when Mr Coulson was arrested until June 3rd 2015 when the judge ruled there was no case to answer.)

And could you provide me with a breakdown of those costs?”

We do endeavour to provide information whenever possible.  However, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) does not routinely collate the total costs associated with individual prosecutions and I can therefore confirm in terms of Section 17 of FOISA that COPFS does not hold the information you have requested.