HC Deb 07 May 1908 vol 188 cc436-7
MR. BOTTOMLEY (Hackney, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether his attention has been called to a recent libel case in the Courts, in which certain persons trading as Arnold and Butler, and describing themselves as stock and share dealers, general bankers, and investment experts, were accused of obtaining money by fraud, and in which such persons, when the case was called for trial, stated, through their counsel, that they were not prepared to offer any evidence in refutation of such accusation; whether he is aware that these persons are still extensively circularising people in the country, soliciting subscriptions from small investors upon extravagant promises of profit; and whether he will direct the attention of the Public Prosecutor to the matter.


I have already drawn the attention of the Public Prosecutor to this case.