HL Deb 15 October 1996 vol 574 cc203-4WA
Lord Campbell of Alloway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action the Government intend to take to deal with the effect of the judgment of the House of Lords in the case of R. v. Preddy.

Baroness Blatch

The Law Commission has today published a report, No. 243,Offences of Dishonesty: Money Transfers, in which they examine the implications of the House of Lords judgment in R. v. Preddy, building on their earlier work on their report, No. 228, Conspiracy to Defraud. The Government accept the Law Commission's recommendations, and will introduce legislation to give effect to their proposals at the earliest possible opportunity.