§ Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances the Police Complaints Authority may withhold evidence in criminal proceedings.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The responsibilities of the Police Complaints Authority do not normally involve the supply 459W of evidence. Where a police investigation discloses material which may be of relevance to criminal proceedings, either in the past or under consideration for the future, any such material would be made available to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police.