§ Mr. COOPER
The case to which the hon. Member refers was heard in the Central Criminal Court. At the trial it became clear during the cross-examination of one of the witnesses that many of the items which were relied on to prove the charges and which had not been previously challenged, were capable of a different construction from that put upon them by the Crown. In view of the explanations of these items which were accepted by the witness, the Board of Inland Revenue who were responsible for the prosecution decided that in the altered circumstances it would be right to withdraw the prosecution.