HC Deb 09 June 1931 vol 253 c781

asked the Lord Advocate why, after a complaint had been lodged in Glasgow of an attempt to bribe Bailie Jeffrey in order that he should vote for or support the granting of a public house licence, the prosecution was dropped?

The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Craigie Aitchison)

The complaint referred to was a police complaint that libelled an alleged contravention of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1906. On examination it appeared that the facts of the case would not support a charge of contravention of the Statute, and the complaint was dropped. As the matter has been brought to my notice, I am considering whether on the facts of the case a prosecution for an offence at common law should be directed.