§ MR. HENRY H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Homo Department, Whether he will instruct the Director of Public Prosecutions to make a Report showing the working of the Regulations made, in 1880, for carrying out the Prosecution of Offences Acts. 1879 and 1884, with statistics showing the number, nature, cost, and result of the proceedings instituted by the Director in accordance with those Regulations; and, whether he will lay such Report upon the Table before the Vote for Public Prosecutions is taken?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I have consulted the Director of Public Prosecutions, and he tells me that he will be able to prepare such a Return as the right hon. Member asks for; and, provided the Vote for Public Prosecutions is not taken before Easter, the Return will be ready before then. There will be no objection to lay the Return on the Table of the House.