§ Mr. Litterick
asked the Attorney-General (1) how many applications have been made to him by the police for prosecution by the Director of Public Prosecutions for offences under Section 70 of the Race Relations Act 1976 to date; and how many have been rejected;
(2) how many prosecutions have been brought by the police under Section 70 of the Race Relations Act 1976, to date; and how many such charges are pending.
§ The Attorney-General
The police have submitted 11 reports relating to their investigations of alleged offences under the section. In one case my consent has been granted; in three cases the Director of Public Prosecutions advised that the evidence did not justify the instition of proceedings and my consent was not sought; and the remaining cases are under consideration or are the subject of further inquiries. The one case in which my consent has been granted is pending.