To ask the Attorney-General whether, in the light of documentary evidence, the confession of an accessory, and information supplied by persons both in the United Kingdom and abroad, criminal proceedings relating to the fraudulent misappropriation of funds will now be instituted against Mr. Laurence Rosen; and if he will make a statement.
No. The position with this case remains as I explained to my hon. Friend in my letter to him of 3 July. Both the senior Crown prosecutor responsible for the case and counsel instructed to advise the Crown prosecution service consider that the available admissible evidence is insufficient to justify criminal proceedings against Mr. Rosen consistently with the code for Crown prosecutors. I am satisfied that that view is correct.