§ Mr. Lee
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions of local government officials and of local councillors on charges of corruption have taken place in England and Wales since 1970; how many such prosecutions have resulted in convictions; how many in acquittals; how many cases 578W are still pending; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
I regret that details of prosecutions are not recorded in the form requested, but I will write to my hon. Friend with such information as I can obtain. These matters are within the terms of reference of the Royal Commission on Standards of Conduct in Public Life, whose work is proceeding.