§ 39. Mr. Higgins
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the policy of the Government is still to give people further time to hand in gold coins under S.I., 1966, No. 438.
§ Mr. Higgins
Statutory powers having been taken, who decides whether a person retaining, say, half-a-dozen gold coins should be prosecuted, and what criteria are applied?
§ Mr. Diamond
The position is the normal one: the Treasury is interested in the matter, but the person who decides whether a prosecution should take place is the Director of Public Prosecutions.