HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c94W
Mr. Squire

asked the Attorney-General what criteria are adopted by the Director of Public Prosecutions in deciding whether or not to institute proceedings in respect of offences relating to breaches of the Companies Acts.

The Attorney-General

Only a minority of alleged offences under the Companies Acts are referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions. In considering these the Director applies the criteria he applies when considering whether to prosecute other offences.

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