HC Deb 26 March 1908 vol 186 cc1575-6
MR. CARR-GOMM (Southwark, Rotherhithe)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General, whether his attention has been called to the evidence given at the inquest on the body of a woman who committed suicide at 52, Gainsford Street, S.E., on 11th January, and especially to the evidence of a woman moneylender from whom the deceased had borrowed money, and who confessed to being unlicensed although engaged in lending money about the district; whether this case was brought to the notice of the Public Prosecutor; and, if so, on what grounds he refused to take action.


The Public Prosecutor has inquired into this case, but there is no evidence in existence or apparently obtainable which would justify him in charging the woman as a moneylender within the meaning of the Act.