§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Attorney-General how many persons were charged with offences alleged to have been committed at the Northumberland beagling festival, Forestburngate, in September 1991; how many prosecutions were brought; and what were the results of the prosecutions.
§ The Attorney-General
Thirteen people were charged with offences alleged to have been committed at the national beagle festival held in Northumberland during September 1991 and all were prosecuted. The results were that four were fined and ordered to pay prosecution costs, four were bound over to keep the peace, the charges against two were dismissed after full trial and the charges against three were not ultimately proceeded with.