HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c446W
33. Mr. Orme

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many prosecutions arising from company investigations commenced after 1 June 1979; and how many of the prosecutions were successful.

Mr. Redwood

I am aware of 132 successful prosecutions completed since 1 January 1979 arising from investigations under the Companies Acts; some of those prosecutions may have commenced before that date.

The figure given includes prosecutions carried out not only by my Department but by other prosecution authorities, for example the DPP, Serious Fraud Office and the police.

Further information is given in the annual report prepared under section 729 of the Companies Act 1985 and published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. This report is available in the Library.