§ Mr. Snow
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedure is to be adopted by the police, when examining the responsibility for a motor accident, in determining whether or not a police prosecution should be instituted; and if he will call for a report from the Chief Constable of Staffordshire about the case of the constituent of the hon. Member for Lichfield and Tamworth, Mr. J. Conchar of Lichfield, details of which have been sent to him.
§ Mr. George Thomas
I am informed by the Chief Constable of Staffordshire that in all the circumstances of this case he decided that there were not sufficient grounds for prosecution. Responsibility for enforcing the traffic laws rests with chief officers of police, who take great care to ensure that the fullest information is before them before deciding what action is to be taken in individual cases.