§ 31. Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Attorney-General how often in each of the last five years the holder of his office gave his assent to prosecutions which needed it; and if he will list each of these occasions. 
The records in my Department are maintained for case-tracking rather than statistical purposes. The information sought by the hon. Member could be obtained only by a manual trawl of all relevant files. That would involve disproportionate cost.