HC Deb 02 December 1908 vol 197 cc1435-6
MR. SUMMER BELL (Sunderland)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General if he can state the number of persons during the past two years that have been successfully proceeded against in the London area for corrupt municipal administration, and the professions of such persons.

(Answered by Sir William Robson.) Twenty-two persons have been successfully prosecuted in the London district for corrupt municipal administration during the past two years, and at the present moment further cases of the same character affecting ten persons are pending. Of the twenty-two persons convicted, five were workhouse officials, three were contractors, and the remainder were mostly small tradesmen or persons in somewhat poor circumstances. One convicted person had been three times mayor of a Metropolitan borough, and another had been an alderman of the London County Council.