HC Deb 06 July 1953 vol 517 cc861-2
51. Dr. King

asked the Attorney-General how many actions have been taken by private citizens against the Crown in the past 12 months.

The Attorney-General

Approximately 520 actions were commenced against the Crown in the High Court and county court during the 12 months ending on 31st May, 1953.

Dr. King

Since the Crown prosecutes parents who break the law by not sending their children to school, can the Attorney-General tell us whether that number includes parents who have prosecuted the Crown for not providing school places for their children?

The Attorney-General

I cannot give information about that, but perhaps the hon. Member will communicate with me.