Consents to Prosecution

Publication date: 20 October 1998

This report recommends reforms designed to rationalise one of the procedural mechanisms used to control the prosecution process – the requirement in respect of certain offences that, as a condition precedent to the institution of criminal  proceedings, the consent of either a Law Officer or the Director of Public Prosecutions is obtained.

This report concludes our project on: Consents to Prosecution

Reference number: LC255

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