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Crown Office

1 in England, formerly the office that dealt with Crown and ministerial business for the Court of King's Bench. It is now part of the Central Office of the Supreme Court. It has recently been renamed the Administrative Court.
2 in Scotland, a department under the authority of the Lord Advocate that organizes the prosecution of crime, not only by assisting the Lord Advocate, Solicitor-General and advocates depute but also by administering and supporting the Procurator Fiscal's service. The senior official is called the Crown Agent. A Civil ‘Recovery Unit operates within the Crown Office and utilizes civil procedures to obtain criminal assets, fulfilling broadly the same function as the Assets Recovery Agency in England and Wales.
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Despite the delays, the Crown Office replaced them with more expensive, updated versions.
The union is opposed to plans to franchise 70 of the Crown offices - those owned by Post Office Ltd - and close some others, saying it will cost hundreds of jobs.
Harcar was detained in Slovakia last month after a European Arrest Warrant was obtained by the Crown Office.
The plight of the Crown offices ( those run directly by Royal Mail ( will be investigated later this month by the Trade and Industry Select Committee and a decision is expected on the future of all 560 offices before the end of the financial year.
The Crown Office said yesterday: "It is important these units are independent.
Mukherjee's lawyer and the ministry of external affairs in India claim the delays are down to the Crown Office.
A spokesman for the HSE said: "HSE have now concluded the investigation into the incident at M&D's theme park and the report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
Lawyers for the family of victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter, Erin McQuade, had delivered a Bill for Criminal Letters to the Crown Office seeking "concurrence" for the rare move.
The Post Office said it was seeking to link up with national partners, or local, independent firms, adding that if it could not find a suitable deal, the Crown office will remain.
Last night a source in her legal team said: "We will approach the Crown Office this week and see if there's a case to answer.
Scotland's Crown Office took the rare step of giving a public explanation for one of its decisions as a political row erupted.