In answer to a question following my statement to the House on 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 764, I stated as understood at that time that—
“On 21 April, Dr. Ubani was convicted, received a four-month suspended sentence and made a payment, although it is disputed whether it was a cost or a fine”.
It has come to light that proceedings in Germany against Dr. Ubani were finalised on 15 April 2009 where he received a suspended sentence of nine months and made a payment of €5,000. The CPS understands the sum was a fine, rather than costs.
I hope this clarifies the situation.