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Rhodesia (Bingham Report)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 1979.

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Photo of Mr Alex Lyon Mr Alex Lyon , City of York 12:00 am, 19th December 1979

May I remind the Attorney-General that Bingham was a lawyer, that he mounted in his report a very considerable case of conspiracy, not only by individuals but by companies, and that he based that report on his access to the records then available? Does it not happen that in many fraud cases one cannot prosecute the full compass of the fraud but selects specific ingredients that can be proved? On that basis, the judge is able to give an appropriate sentence.