§ Mr. Peter Mills
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to assume responsibility for the passage of the Protection of Children Bill.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
As the hon. Member will know, with the co-operation of the Government, the Bill has passed its remaining stages in the House of Commons.420W
1977, and only one in 1975 for non-payment of prosecution costs. All three were sent to pirson by magistrates' courts. Similar information for 1976 could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.