HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 c1075
2. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Attorney-General whether he is able to make a further statement about the investigations by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the matter of unidentified owners of slum property in South London.

The Attorney-General (Sir Lionel Heald)

Not yet, Sir.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is it not a fact, as already announced in the Press, that Mr. D. Brady, the shy, mystery landlord, is now known to be Arthur Bertram Waters, of 16, Alleyn Road, Dulwich? Would it not assist the course of justice and help to smash the racket operated by this slippery emperor of the slums if all Brady tenants refused to pay any more rents until Waters calls to collect it in person from the many victims he has so wickedly exploited for years past?

Mr. K. Robinson

Is the Attorney-General aware that this matter is by no means confined to South London and that the elusive Mr. Brady and his accomplices have operated extensively in North London, particularly in the borough of St. Pancras? Will the Attorney-General take any action open to him to protect these unfortunate tenants?

The Attorney-General

I can assure the hon. Gentleman that all possible steps are being taken to investigate this matter. I do not think it would be right for me, in the circumstances, to make any comment at all upon it.