HC Deb 25 June 1979 vol 969 cc33-4W
43. Mr. Dobson

asked the Attorney-General, how many companies and individuals have been prosecuted for breach of the Rhodesian sanctions orders since 1968; how many have been found guilty; and if he will list them.

The Attorney-General

Proceedings for the breach of the Rhodesian sanctions orders have been instituted since 1968 against 21 companies and 17 individuals. Twenty-six of these 38 cases have resulted in the conviction of 16 companies and 10 individuals; five companies and seven individuals have been acquitted and proceedings against three individuals are still pending. It would not be appropriate for me to list the names of those convicted, particularly as a number of convictions have already become spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.