The announcement was made by Deputy Leader Harridan Harperson, who added that the repeal of the law would act retrospectively in 'special cases'.
Speaking to a meeting of senior Police Officers, Mzz Harperson said, "our research shows that this law is unworkable and impractical, and therefore should be repealed forthwith. My colleague the Justice Secretary is right now issuing instructions to the Crown Prosecution Service, Police Authorities and the Courts Service to place an immediate moratorium upon ongoing prosecutions pending a review on a case-by-case basis".
Mzz Harperson said that she personally would be reviewing the cases of those to be prosecuted for the offence, and she added, "obviously there need to be special cases which aren't followed through, for example, if the call was being made by someone really really really important. Like me".
A spokesman for the Justice Ministry said that the Parliament Act would be used, if necessary, to