§ Mr. Bermingham
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in how many cases in each of the years since 1979 to the latest date available charges have been brought by his Department against directors for (a) criminal offences and (b) misfeasance and breach of duty.
§ Mr. Howard
[pursuant to his reply, 25 October 1985 c. 292]: Details of prosecutions under the Companies Act are given in the annual reports laid before both Houses of Parliament under section 729 of the Companies Act 1985, which are available in the Library of the House. My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State also undertakes a small number of prosecutions of Directors under a number of other Acts, but detailed statistics cannot be obtained without disproportionate cost.