HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 c195W
35. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will give details of the investigation carried out by the Director of Public Prosecutions into matters affecting the allegations of false pretences and fraudulently misapplying moneys by the directors of Hartley Baird Limited and other offences under Section 54 of the Companies Act; and what action he now proposes to take in connection with these matters.

The Attorney-General

It is not the practice to disclose details of an investigation into possible criminal offences, where no prosecution followed. As I have informed the hon. Member, the Director of Public Prosecutions decided in 1967 that the allegations concerning Hartley Baird Limited did not justify further investigation. That remains the position.