HC Deb 19 June 1958 vol 589 c1308
51. Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is in a position to make a statement about the police investigation concerning the Carlisle and District State Management Scheme.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Director of Public Prosecutions has informed me that, after considering a report by officers of the Metropolitan and City Police Company Fraud Department, he has instituted criminal proceedings against ten public house managers, the wives of two of them and one former manager.

In addition, following detailed examination of the Carlisle trading returns by my own Department, disciplinary proceedings are being taken against seven other managers. Meantime, all the managers concerned have been suspended from duty.

Dr. Johnson

Can my right hon. Friend say when he next proposes to make a review of the working of this scheme, in general, and his policy of disinterested management, in particular?

Mr. Butler

As these cases are sub judice, I would rather make no further statement today.