Serious Fraud Office – Investigation. The judge dismissed a single charge of conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law in relation to the local mining authorities on the basis that the prosecution had repeatedly changed its stance and therefore the respondent could not know the case they had to meet. The prosecution sought a voluntary bill of indictment. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed the application on the basis that the judge had not erred in law and it was not in the interests of justice to allow the application.