HL Deb 01 February 2005 vol 669 c7WS
The Attorney-General (Lord Goldsmith)

Following the Home Secretary's Statement on 12 January, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have today published a joint statement entitledHouseholders and the Use of Force Against Intruders. This contains a clear explanation of the law and also explains how the police and CPS would handle the investigation and how they would treat the householder. Copies have been placed in the Libraries of House.

The CPS and the ACPO will be ensuring this guidance is widely available and the Home Office are working with them in promulgating it.