HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc393-4W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Attorney-General what is the latest number of personnel employed by his Department or that of the Lord Chancellor in Wales; and how those figures compare with those of 3 May 1979.

The Attorney-General

On 1 February 1980 the number of staff employed by

made which have been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions; in which years these were; what was the cause of death in each case; in how many of these cases prosecution was recommended by the Director of Public Prosecutions; what were the results; or what other action was taken in each case.

The Attorney-General

[pursuant to his reply, 11 February 1980, c. 442]: I list below brief details of the cases referred in the last 10 years to the Director of Public Prosecutions involving the death of a person whilst in police custody or allegedly as a result of occurrences whilst in such custody. In none of the 26 cases did the Director advise the institution of criminal proeedings against a police officer. The cases are listed in the chronological order in which they were referred.

the Lord Chancellor's Department in Wales was 687 compared with 714 on 1 May 1979. I have only a very small staff which is housed in London.