§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what complaints he has received from representatives of the police force concerning the operation of Section 62 of the Criminal Law Act 1977; and what proposals he has for its reform.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Section 62 came into force only yesterday—19th June—and I have not therefore received any complaints about its operation. There has been detailed consultation between my Department and the police on the implementation of the section and I shall keep its operation under review.