HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 cc745-6W
19. Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the use of abuse of process to frustrate trials in sex offence cases. [6166]

Mr. Maclean

My right hon. and learned Friend has not received any recent representations about applications to stay trials in sex offence cases on the grounds of abuse of process. If the hon. Member has concerns on this issue, I should be happy to pass them on to the appropriate authorities.