§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Attorney-General what is his current estimate of the date of completion of the inquiries by the Serious Fraud Office into share dealings in Butte Mining.
§ The Attorney-General
An SFO investigation into aspects of the affairs of Butte Mining plc commenced in June 1992. The SFO target for cases generally is one year from acceptance for investigation to transfer to Crown court. It is policy not to divulge operational details relating to the progress of particular investigations.