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Unification Church And United Family Enterprises Ltd

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Attorney-General how many cases against members of the Unification Church have been heard; and how many are pending in connection with the collection of money.

So far as the Director of Public Prosecutions is concerned, in respect of each limb of the Question, none. So far as police prosecutions are concerned, figures are not readily available.

asked the Attorney-General (1) whether he will now refer to the Director of Public Prosecutions for his consideration the evidence he has about the obtaining of pecuniary advantage by deception under the Theft Act and conspiracy to defraud against the trustees of the body known as the Unification Church and the directors of United Family Enterprises Limited;(2) whether, in view of the evidence in relation to an offence and conviction in Newquay, he will refer to the Director of Public Prosecutions, with a view to their prosecution for failure to keep account or falsification of accounts, the trustees of the Unification and the directors of United Family Enterprises Limited.

I have asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to consider whether the material which my hon. Friend has submitted to me justifies a police investigation.