HC Deb 10 November 1977 vol 938 c155W
Mr. Adley

asked the Attorney—General if he will list the occasions, since 1960, when the Attorney—General has instructed the Director of Public Prosecutions to cease investigations into cases before the investigations have reached their conclusion.

The Attorney-General:

The Director of Public Prosecutions does not conduct investigations into cases. This is a matter for the police or for other persons or bodies with investigatory powers. However, the Director, upon receipt of reports from investigators, frequently advises whether further inquiries are necessary or desirable. Sometimes he does so after consultation with me.