HC Deb 18 February 1949 vol 461 cc213-4W
113. Mr. Nally

asked the Attorney-General whether he now has any statement to make as to the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions on matters referred to him arising from evidence heard by the tribunal over which Mr. Justice Lynskey presided.

The Attorney-General

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the three cases mentioned in paragraph 17 of the report of the Tribunal. In one case involving a minor official of the Board of Trade, inquiries are now completed and I have given my consent to a prosecution for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1906. In the second case involving a temporary Civil Servant, there is insufficient evidence of corruption to justify proceedings. In the third case involving what has been described as "a contact man," inquiries are still proceeding.