HC Deb 14 July 1952 vol 503 cc1786-7
9. Mr. Driberg

asked the Attorney-General if he will now make a further statement on the activities of the Conservative Christian League.

The Attorney-General

I have now received and considered a report from the Director of Public Prosecutions on this case. It does not, in my opinion, disclose a prima facie ease of the commission of any criminal offence.

Mr. Driberg

Can we take it that the decision not to prosecute has nothing to do with the embarrassment which might be caused to Lord Woolton and other eminent Conservatives who sent testimonials to this charlatan which he used in his rackets?

The Attorney-General

As in the case of my predecessor, my decisions are not influenced by political considerations.

Brigadier Prior-Palmer

Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that it has been publicly announced on many occasions that this organisation has nothing whatever to do with the Conservative Party and that it is already thoroughly discredited throughout the country?