HC Deb 19 March 1996 vol 274 c132W
Mr. Boateng

To ask the Attorney-General what guidance is given to the Crown Prosecution Service and its representatives in respect of breach of parental bindovers. [21055]

The Attorney-General

Section 120 of the Magistrates' Court Act 1980 applies to proceedings to estreat a recognisance entered into a parent or guardian under section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991. Breach proceedings are civil proceedings initiated by complaint. They are not commenced or conducted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

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