HC Deb 27 January 2003 vol 398 c660W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library the code for prosecutors and charging standards used by his Department when acting as a prosecuting authority. [88472]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

Departmental officials follow the Code for Crown Prosecutors when taking the decision to prosecute and deciding what charges should be brought. The code is issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions under section 10 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, and a copy is available in the Library.