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Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Attorney-General how many applications have been made to him in each of the last 10 years for his fiat; in respect of what proceedings such applications were made; and in how many and what percentage of such cases in each such category he granted and withheld his consent, respectively.
My fiat is necessary before proceedings under a large number of provisions can be brought. The information requested is readily available only in respect of some of them. It is as follows:
|The Prevention of Corruption Acts, 1889 to 1916|
|Consent granted||808 (85 per cent.)|
|Consent refused||147 (15 per cent.)|
|The Official Secrets Acts, 1911 to 1939|
|Consent granted||34 (37 per cent.)|
|Consent refused||59 (63 per cent.)|
|Race Relations Act 1965|
|Consent granted||20 (8 per cent.)|
|Consent refused||240 (92 per cent.)|
|The Explosive Substances Act 1883|
|Consent granted||293 (90 per cent.)|
|Consent refused||32 (10 per cent.)|