HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 c470W
33. Mr. Gerrard

To ask the Attorney-General what are the criteria used by the Crown Prosecution Service in determining whether a prosecution is in the public interest. [28739]

The Solicitor-General

The criteria are set out in the code for crown prosecutors, which states that a prosecution will usually take place in cases of any seriousness, unless there are public interest factors tending against prosecution which clearly outweigh those tending in favour.