§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General if his attention was drawn to paragraph 55 of the Report, dated 16th January, 1899, of Mr. H. Brougham, Official Receiver, alleging that the bankrupt, Mr. E. T. Hooley, had been guilty of fraud in connection with the Beeston Tyre share deal, with a view to moving the Public Prosecutor to action; if so, can he state upon what grounds no prosecution was initiated.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir ROBERT FINLAY,) Inverness Burghs
This Report formed the subject of very careful consideration in 1899 by the Attorney-General and the Director of Public Prosecutions. Full inquiries were made and the grounds on which proceedings were not taken was that the necessary evidence could not be obtained.