HC Deb 10 December 1982 vol 33 c623W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Attorney-General in how many instances he has given consent, as required under section 8(6) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, for prosecution under section 8(5) of that Act.

The Attorney-General

Since the Magistrates' Courts Act came into force I have not give my consent under section 8(6) for proceedings to be brought in any case.