HC Deb 23 December 1976 vol 923 c274W
Mr. Lee

asked the Attorney-General whether or not guidance is being given by the Lord Chancellor for the examination at trial of rape offence charges of evidence that is prima facie excluded under the provisions of the new Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act.

The Attorney-General

No. It would not be proper for my noble Friend to offer guidance to judges of the Crown Court as to the way in which they shall conduct the trials of persons accused of rape, whether generally or in regard to the exceptional admission of evidence which is normally to be excluded.