§ MR. HAZELL (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether his attention has been drawn to the statements made by Mr. E. T. Hooley with 807 regard to alleged cases of blackmailing by financial newspapers; and, if so, whether he will cause some inquiries to be made into them, and especially instruct the Director of Public Prosecutions to follow the proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy Court, with a view to taking action in the matter in the public interest if any evidence is forthcoming to support such a course?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL (Sir R. B. FINLAY, Inverness) Burghs
for the Attorney General: I have seen the paragraphs referred to by the honourable Member, but my attention has not been specially called to them any more than to any other statements in the newspapers. The case will be carefully watched in order to see whether any proceedings are necessary.