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Novo And Second Genesis

Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Attorney-General how long the papers relating to the Greater London Council and the Novo and Second Genesis housing associations have been in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions; and when a decision will be reached as to whether or not prosecutions will be instituted.

Inquiries into the activities of the Second Genesis Housing Association began in September last year and a report is anticipated shortly. No inquiries have been commenced in respect of Novo, but in the light of statements made in a recent television programme and recent newspaper reports I have now referred that matter also to the Director of Public Prosecutions.