Requirement of Attorney General's Consent for Prosecutions

Prayers – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 16th June 1988.

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`Proceedings for an offence under section [Torture] above shall not be begun—

  1. (a) in England and Wales, except by, or with the consent of, the Attorney General; or
  2. (b) in Northern Ireland, except by, or with the consent of, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland.'.&[Mr. John Patten.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.