§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether the Crown Agents have now instituted proceedings for bankruptcy against the Stern Group in line with her most recent answer to the hon. Member for Bolsover.
§ Mrs. Hart
As I informed my hon. Friend on 16th May, the Crown Agents have taken the formal steps necessary, prior to the institution of legal proceedings against Mr. W. G. Stern, for the recovery of his personal debts to them. These proceedings, which could ultimately lead to a petition in bankruptcy, necessarily take some time.—[Vol. 932, c. 27–8.]