§ Mr. Cryer
To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the decision not to prosecute Dr. K. Siddiqui under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
§ The Attorney-General
The Director of Public Prosecutions gave very careful consideration to all evidence made available to him, including video evidence, concerning the remarks and actions of Dr. Siddiqui at a public meeting at Manchester city hall on 21 October 1989,20W
§ Mr. Major
[holding answer 9 February 1990]: Based on figures extracted from published accounts, the average annual increase in net income in nominal terms for large construction companies after deducting tax (both United Kingdom and overseas) was 24.3 per cent. between accounting years 1974 and 1979 and 8.4 per cent. between accounting years 1979 and 1988. Employers' national insurance contributions will already have been deducted in the calculation of net income. The underlying figures are published in the MA3 series of business monitors "Company Finance".