§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Attorney-General, pursuant to his reply of 26 June to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe, Official Report, column 267, what role the Director of Public Prosecutions has played in the investigations concerning Mr. Kevin Taylor, in so far as they relate to the matters in connection with which the deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester has been asked to take leave of absence; what action the Director of Public Prosecutions proposes to take on the preliminary report which he has received on the subject; and if he will make a statement.
§ The Solicitor-General
The preliminary report concerning Mr. Kevin Taylor submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions was not intended to be, nor is it suitable as, a basis for advice as to possible charges; the role of the director has been to advise as to appropriate lines of inquiry. The investigation concerning Mr. Taylor is quite separate from that being conducted in relation to the deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester, and the nature and purpose of, and the issues involved in, the respective inquiries are different.