§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average length of time spent incorporating a police report regarding a com- 416W plaint against the police to be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions; and what was the longest such period among cases referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions in the last two years.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I regret that the information is not available in the form requested. Paragraphs 18 to 22 of the report of the Police Complaints Board 1978 contain information about the time taken to complete the investigation and consideration of complaints against the police.