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"The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised the Metropolitan
Police Service that there is insufficient evidence to charge any
individuals after an investigation into allegations under the Honours
(Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 in relation to the Conservative Party.

Following
the decision by the Metropolitan Police to commence an investigation
into allegations of so-called ‘Cash for Honours’ a further complaint
was made regarding nominations, by the Conservative Party, of
individuals for working peerages. This investigation culminated in a
separate file from the police to CPS.

The file of evidence
centred on two separate matters. These were the nomination of a donor
as a working peer and an approach made to the Conservative Party by a
party donor.

In relation to both of these matters the CPS has
decided that there is insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of
conviction of any individuals for any offence under the Honours
(Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 or for any other offence."

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