HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 cc267-8W
17. Mr. Hogg

asked the Attorney-General, whether any particular instructions are issued to counsel prosecuting on behalf of Government departments to press for prison or any other specific sentences; and if he will give an assurance that the long-standing tradition of the Bar touching the duties of prosecuting will be respected.

The Attorney-General

I am not aware of any case in which counsel prosecuting on behalf of a Government Department has been given instructions that are not in accordance with the well-established traditions of the Bar in these matters, and I hope that members of both branches of the profession will bring any such cases to my attention.