HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc555-6W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many prohibition notices and how many improvement notices, respectively, have been served during each of the six-month periods since these notices were introduced; in how many and in what percentage of cases non-compliance with such notices led to prosecution; how many and what percentage of prosecutions led to convictions and to acquittals, respectively; and what information is available concerning the penalties imposed on those convicted.

Mr. Mayhew

I refer the hon. and learned Member to the answer I gave him on 17 December 1979.—[Vol, 976, c. 91–94] The only information available about penalties imposed refers to HMFI prosecutions; in the relevant cases the average penalty per conviction was as follows:

1976 68
1977 76
1978 109