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Astra archive saved from destruction

The High Court this week postponed a hearing on whether the official receiver can destroy the entire archive of accounting records relating to Astra Holdings, the defunct company embroiled in the arms to Iraq affair.

Gerald James, the former Astra chairman who is fighting his expulsion from the accountancy profession, says the archive of 2,600 boxes is crucial to his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against a ruling by an accountant’s Joint Disciplinary Tribunal to expel him.

A full hearing is expected in two months’ time.

A DTI spokeswoman said one of the reasons for destroying the files was because they were stored at the public’s expense. James, however, said he had offered to look after the documents at no expense, but his offer had been turned down.

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Court to decide fate of Astra archive

PwC denies withholding Astra records

Astra case delayed

DTI seeks to destroy Astra accounting records

Gerald James appeal dismissed

European Court appeal for Gerald James

Gerald James launches appeal against JDS decision

Gerald James appeal underway

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