Government to hand over BCCI documents

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The documents due to be handed over to creditors, headed by Deloitte & Touche, include transcripts of interviews with former prime minister John Major and several former chancellors.

The group of creditors are suing the Bank of England for damages up to £1bn after claiming that senior officials there knew of fraudulent activity within the BCCI but turned a blind eye.

The government failed to overturn a High Court judgement in July that forced them to surrender related documents and last week found its recent application to withhold the MI6 papers for security reasons also rejected.

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