HC Deb 18 May 1981 vol 5 c23W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Attorney-General what criteria are used for prosecuting Service men and ex-Service men who may have been involved in the commission of crimes while serving in the British Forces (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) abroad.

The Attorney-General

The Director of Public Prosecutions uses the same basic criteria in all cases, whether they involve Service men or ex-Service men and whether they are cases arising out of the commission of crimes in the United Kingdom or those committed abroad where our courts have jurisdiction.