§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of of State for Northern Ireland what advice he has received from the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland about prosecuting a person for attempting to escape from prison whilst in custody following conviction but before acquittal on appeal for lack of evidence.
§ Mr. David Howell
None. The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland would not have advised my right hon. Friend, as this is a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General.