§ Mr. Mullin
To ask the Attorney-General what progress has been made in the establishment of a register to record membership of the freemasons in the Crown Prosecution Service. 
In accordance with Government policy, in October 1998 the Crown Prosecution Service invited its lawyers to declare their masonic status for the purposes of a public register. The CPS is considering the format of a register in conjunction with other departments affected by the Government's policy. The CPS has also invited those recently selected for the new Chief Crown Prosecutor posts to declare their masonic status for the purposes of a public register.