§ Mr. Powell
asked the Attorney-General if he will refer to the Director of Public Prosecutions the transmission by ITV "Weekend World" on 17th November of threatening language uttered by a Mr. O'Connell.
I have read the transcript of the television interview to which the right hon. Member refers. In my opinion, no criminal offence was committed by those responsible for the transmission of the programme, and in those circumstances it is not my intention to refer the matter to the Director.