Labour MP Rudi Vis is urging the Department of Trade and Industry to investigate the conduct of the accountancy firms involved in the 1995 collapse of Heritage plc, which was chaired by his constituent, Jeff Lampert.
After his enquiries were rebuffed by KPMG, Vis wrote to trade secretary Alan Johnson last week asking him to set up an "independent and transparent" investigation into the affair.
Heritage has already been the subject of at least 17 complaints raised by Lampert with the ICAEW with regard to the company's administrative receiver, Grant Thornton. In each case, the ICAEW investigations committee found there was no prima facie evidence to pursue them. Having failed to gain redress through that avenue, Lampert shifted his focus to the group's auditor, KPMG.
Lampert is unhappy with the...