HC Deb 24 January 1990 vol 165 cc717-8W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the progress of the Director of Public Prosecutions' consideration of the report compiled by the deputy chief constable of Derbyshire in respect of Mr. Malcolm Cairns, the assistant chief constable of Leicestershire, and the author Joseph Wambaugh.

The Attorney-General

I have been asked to reply.

The report is being considered carefully and as expeditiously as possible.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Figures collected by Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary (which do not include the Metropolitan police) indicate that in 1988 there were 14 civilian fatalities involving a police vehicle while engaged in a pursuit or responding to an emergency. Figures for 1989 are not yet available.