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Oral Answers to Questions — Homosexual Offences

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1964.

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Photo of Sir John Hobson Sir John Hobson , Warwick and Leamington 12:00 am, 28th July 1964

The law has certainly not been altered. It is not the position that every case that ever comes to the attention of the prosecuting authority has to be prosecuted. There is some discretion. It is a very difficult discretion, and it is thought that it is better, for the purpose of uniformity throughout the country, that the Director should be consulted, although chief constables will remain the prosecuting authority in each case.