HC Deb 17 October 1972 vol 843 cc45-6W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when his Department was first requested to take action on the Mias Group of Companies; on how many occasions; when action was eventually taken; and with what results.

Mr. Noble

The information asked for in the first part of the Question is no longer available. A winding up order was made against Mias Holdings Ltd. on 15th December, 1958, and following the completion of enquiries by the Official Receiver and the police, criminal proceedings were instituted against four officers of the company, who were convicted and sentenced to terms of imprisonment.