§ 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asked the Attorney-General how many charges of scheduled offences against persons in Northern Ireland were withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1980 and 1981.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In 1980 and 1981 charges of scheduled offences were withdrawn in 26 cases—34 persons—and 30 cases—36 persons—respectively.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.