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Director Of Public Prosecutions

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Attorney-General if he will set up an inquiry into the working practices of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

No. I maintain a constant review of the Director of Public Prosecution's department as part of my statutory duties of general superintendence over it.

asked the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Director of Public Prosecutions has issued circulars to chief officers of police.

The Director has authority to issue circulars to chief officers of police only in respect of the offences which he requires to be reported to him and the form such reporting should take. Four such circulars have been issued by the present Director. He has no authority to issue instructions to chief officers of police in respect of any other matters.