§ 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.