§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Attorney-General why charges against two police officers based at Golders Green police station alleging breaches of the Official Secrets Act were not proceeded with at Hendon magistrates' court in February; what was the nature of the charges brought against the officers; whether alleged abuse of the police national computer was involved; and if he will make a statement.
The criminal proceedings against two police officers based at Golders Green police station were reconsidered in the light of representations made on behalf of the two men, as a result of which it was decided that the public interest did not require the continuation of those proceedings. The police officers were charged under section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911. The allegations against the police officers related to abuse of the police national computer.