§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Attorney-General, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Linlithgow on 9 November, if he will define the short-cuts to which he referred which render it inappropriate to take a decision on the prosecution of Duncan Campbell.
§ The Attorney-General
It would not be appropriate to reach a decision in this matter until all the necessary police inquiries have been fully completed; until the evidence has been carefully considered by the Director of Public Prosecutions, by senior Treasury counsel and by myself; and until I have satisfied myself as to what the public interest requires.