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Rampton Hospital

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Attorney-General if he will explain the reasons for

("000 tonnes)
19791980
Jan-DecJan-March
European Community
Belgium241
Denmark2,910608
France2,662705
Netherlands6,9591,523
W. Germany9,6283,652
Sub-Total22,4006,488
Other
Finland536116
Norway2,751338
Sweden3,928877
Spain93
Canada17880
U.S.A7,2021,879
Bahamas1,065
Netherlands W. Indies748
Sub-Total (non-EC)16,4003,290
Total Overseas38,9019,778
Total Disposals77,08119,674
the delay by the Director of Public Prosecutions in giving a decision on whether or not to prosecute on the cases submitted to him by Nottinghamshire police on Rampton hospital.

I am satisfied that the Director has not delayed making a decision on any of the five cases which have been reported to him. In respect of the first he decided last October to take no action. The final report on the second case he received on 6 May and he asked counsel to advise on 27 May. The third case he received on 29 May and the police have been requested to make further inquiries. The first reports on the remaining two cases were received on 5 and 13 June respectively and are being considered.