HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc632-3
36. Mr. MANDER

asked the Home Secretary to what extent it is the practice for the police to conduct prosecutions in courts of summary jurisdiction; and whether he can give the figures for the last completed year as between police and solicitors.


It is the usual practice for a police officer, as informant, to conduct the prosecution before a court of summary jurisdiction in cases which are not likely to present special difficulty, but I have no information which would enable me to say how such cases compare in number with those in which the prosecution is professionally represented.