§ Mr. Alison
asked the Attorney-General how many plays have been referred to his Department with a view to instituting a prosecution under the Theatres Act 1968; how many such prosecutions have been instituted; and what statutory provisions exist, if any, for a private citizen to institute such a prosecution.
§ The Attorney-General
Fourteen cases of plays or other performances have been referred to my department by either the 117W Director of Public Prosecutions or members of the public. The Director of Public Prosecutions has considered other complaints which it has not been necessary to refer to me or my predecessors. There have been two prosecutions, resulting in a conviction for an offence under Section 2(2) of the Theatres Act 1968 and an offence of keeping a disorderly house respectively. There are no statutory provisions peculiar to private prosecutions under the Theatres Act 1968.