§ Mrs. Knight
asked the Attorney-General, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Kingston-upon-Hull, Central (Mr. McNamara), Official Report, column 244, when he expects to reach his final decision as to whether to refer the judgment in R v Arthur to the Court of Appeal.
§ The Attorney-General
The issues raised are complex and require the most careful consideration. I am discussing this further with the Director of Public Prosecutions and also with counsel who appeared at the trial on behalf of the Crown. I appreciate the need for a decision to be reached as soon as is possible, and I shall ensure that this is done.