HC Deb 23 January 1981 vol 997 c260W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in the light of the comments made by the judge on Thursday 8 January at Snaresbrook concerning the case of Miss Cunningham of Butlers Avenue, Chingford, he will issue a circular to all police forces reminding them of the need to avoid trivial prosecutions.

Mr. Mayhew

No. Prosecution decisions are a matter for chief officers of police in consultation as necessary with the Director of Public Prosecutions.