HC Deb 28 March 1974 vol 871 c163W
18. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to require all prosecutions for shoplifting to be brought by the police.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

No, but a working party of the Association of Chief Police Officers is studying the recommendation of the Home Office Working Party that chief officers of police should adopt a more uniform policy on the prosecution of these offences.