HC Deb 05 July 1982 vol 27 c2W
Mr. Peter Robinson

asked the Attorney-General how many charges of scheduled offences against persons in Northern Ireland were withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1980 and 1981.

The Attorney-General

In 1980 and 1981 charges of scheduled offences were withdrawn in 26 cases—34 persons—and 30 cases—36 persons—respectively. These figures reflect an average of approximately 4¼ percent, of relevant charges preferred.