HC Deb 09 March 1937 vol 321 c951
28. Mr. Johnston

asked the Lord Advocate what was the outcome of the criminal proceedings instituted in the Edinburgh Sheriff Court in February, 1936, against Thomas Charlton, proprietor of a paper called the "Financial Express," for share-pushing frauds?

The Lord Advocate (Mr. T. M. Cooper)

The accused was committed for trial and liberated on bail of £600. The completion of the necessary investigations, which have proved to be of great complexity, has been unavoidably delayed by reason of certain civil proceedings before the English Courts; but the preparation of the case is now practically concluded.

Mr. Johnston

Are we to understand that this man, accused of serious offences in share-pushing, has actually been out on bail for over a year?

The Lord Advocate

Yes, Sir, that is so.