HC Deb 02 March 1933 vol 275 cc542-3
50. Mr. COCKS

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the recent proceedings against Mr. J. Maundy Gregory for attempting to obtain £10,000 as an inducement for endeavouring to procure the grant of a dignity or title of honour; whether it was drawn also to the statement made by the inspector in charge of the case that a number of similar complaints had been made to the police; whether he can state over what period those complaints extended; and whether any steps will be taken to investigate those complaints in the public interest?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the remainder, the complaints extended over a period of about three years: they have already been investigated by the Police but no sufficient evidence has been obtained to justify criminal proceedings.


Were those complaints from people who had paid money and had not received a title, or were they about people who, having received a title, had not paid the money?