§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether, in view of the fact that all the materials for a public prosecution with regard to the Jabez Balfour Companies were sent in to the Treasury by the Official Receiver more than six months ago, he will direct the Public Prosecutor to take immediate action in the matter?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL (Mr. R. T. REID,&c.) Dumfries,
I answered a question substantially the same a few days ago, and I must adhere to that answer, which was, that it was not desirable in the public interest that any further statement should at present be made.
§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
Are we to understand that there is no intention of proceeding against the other persons concerned in these frauds?
§ MR. R. T. REID
No; the hon. Gentleman is to understand simply that it is not in the public interest that any further statement should now be made.