HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c242W
Mr. Hawkins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the(a) policing and (b) criminal justice implications of the collapse of the London City Bond and Operation Puma cases.[154654]

Caroline Flint

[holding answer 12 February 2004]: Her Majesty's Customs and Excise are implementing the recommendations of the report by Mr. Justice Butterfield which reviewed a number of cases including those two. The Government have been reviewing the process for securing prosecutions in organised crime cases generally, and proposals will appear in a consultation document on tackling organised crime which we intend to publish shortly.

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