Coal Industry Dispute

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 1984.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Mayhew Sir Patrick Mayhew , Tunbridge Wells 12:00 am, 3rd December 1984

In the eyes of the law and in the eyes of those who administer the law, any union leader rates exactly the same as any other individual. If evidence justifying proceedings becomes available to chief constables, appropriate action will be taken. I have absolutely no reason to believe that chief constables are any less astute in seeking out evidence, where they believe this offence to have been committed, than they are in respect of any other criminal offence.