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Bcci And The Serious Fraud Office

EDM number 614 in 1992-93, proposed by Brian Sedgemore on 21/10/1992.

That this House notes that E. W. Staple of the Serious Fraud Office in a letter dated 20th October to the honourable Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch says that its enquiry into allegations of corruption concerning Bank of England employees has been concluded and that the enquiry found no evidence to substantiate claims by Mr X; notes that this statement, that the Serious Fraud Office enquiry is over, flatly contradicts what D. C. I. Tony Thomas from that office told the honourable Member at a meeting at the House of Commons, also on 20th October, which was called by D. C. I. Thomas; notes that D. C. I. Thomas denied an assertion by the honourable Member that the enquiry was over; notes that D. C. I. Thomas said that Mr X had withdrawn his co-operation and he would welcome any help to get it back; notes that D. C. I. Thomas, when asked if the Serious Fraud Office had questioned a witness in America, replied that they had someone there now who was trying to speak to the witness; and believes that for political reasons related to the imminent publication of the Bingham Report the enquiry may have been prematurely wound up.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Brian Sedgemore21/10/1992Hackney South & ShoreditchProposed
Dennis Skinner21/10/1992BolsoverSeconded
Frank Cook21/10/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Bob Cryer21/10/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Alan Meale22/10/1992MansfieldSigned
Harry Barnes22/10/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman22/10/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe22/10/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Keith Bradley22/10/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie22/10/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey22/10/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion22/10/1992Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone22/10/1992Brent EastSigned
Terry Lewis22/10/1992WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones22/10/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eric Illsley22/10/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross22/10/1992Dundee WestSigned
Joyce Quin22/10/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Tom Cox26/10/1992TootingSigned
Janet Anderson26/10/1992Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Ian McCartney27/10/1992MakerfieldSigned
James Wray27/10/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Jack Thompson27/10/1992WansbeckSigned
Jimmy Boyce27/10/1992RotherhamSigned
George Galloway27/10/1992Glasgow HillheadSigned
John Evans27/10/1992St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings27/10/1992EasingtonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn27/10/1992Islington NorthSigned
Stephen Byers27/10/1992WallsendSigned
Eddie Loyden28/10/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Calum MacDonald28/10/1992Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Edward O'Hara28/10/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Roland Boyes28/10/1992Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Win Griffiths28/10/1992BridgendSigned
Dawn Primarolo29/10/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Joan Lestor29/10/1992EcclesSigned
Audrey Wise11/11/1992PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham17/11/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Martyn Jones30/11/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Ian Davidson03/12/1992Glasgow, GovanSigned

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