HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c301W
53. Mr. Tinn

asked the Attorney-General how many prosecutions have resulted from police inquiries into the practice of certain firms publishing trade and commercial directories of sending to firms, who have made no request for their name to be included, requests for payment very similar to an ordinary invoice.

The Attorney-General

During the past two years, the Director of Public Prosecutions has prosecuted six cases of this kind. A variety of charges were used. A number of cases have been prosecuted by the police and their solicitors, but that figure could not be obtained without disproportionate expense.

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