HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc921-2
29. Mr. GROVES

asked the Attorney-General if he will give a detailed list of company promoters and directors proceeded against by the Director of Public Prosecutions since 1921 for dishonest practices, and the result of the proceedings in each case?


(Vice-Chamberlain of the Household): I have been asked to reply. My right hon. and learned Friend regrets that records are not kept in a form which would enable him to give the information asked for, and that the time and labour expended in extracting it would appear to be unjustifiable.


Is it because the list would be such a long one that the hon. Gentleman cannot supply it; and surely, if it be not a long list, the trouble to procure it would not be great? Further, would it not be a useful document?


I gather that the question is so wide that investigation would have to take place in practically every case that has been undertaken during the past 12 years.


If I put a more specific and detailed question before the House adjourns, shall I be able to get an answer?