§ Mr. Sedgemore
asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with co-ordination between the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the police in relation to Guinness plc inquiries; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The prosecution of offenders is not a matter for me. I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given to him by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Howard), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who has responsibility for corporate and consumers affairs, on 17 February, and to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Central (Sir A. Fletcher) by my right hon. and learned Friend the Solicitor-General on 17 February.