§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Attorney-General by whom and upon what date he was informed of the statement made in Court by the Treasury Counsel of the reasons for the withdrawal of the prosecution of Mr. Campbell, the editor of the "Workers' Weekly"?
To the best of my belief, the first time I was informed of the statement made in Court by Treasury Counsel was when I read the speech of Sir John Simon reported in the "Times," which I bought in Brussels.
§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Attorney-General under what Statute the prosecution against Mr. Campbell, the editor of the "Workers' Weekly," was commenced; at what date he received the Report from the Director of Public Prosecutions as to the extent of Campbell's responsibility and character; whether the Director ascertained the names of the other persons who were responsible for the conduct and policy of the paper; and upon what date he instructed the Director to withdraw the proceedings?
The prosecution against Mr. Campbell was commenced under the Statute 37 George 3, Chapter 70. I received the Director's report on the 6th of August. The Director ascertained the names of other persons who might be said to be responsible for the conduct and policy of the paper and558W it was found that there was not sufficient evidence to prosecute them. I instructed the Director to withdraw the proceedings on the 7th of August.