HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c571W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many DTI investigations have been conducted into alleged insider share dealing since 1987; and how many have resulted in a successful prosecution. [47200]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

There have been 125 separate appointments of inspectors under section 177 of the Financial Services Act 1986 since 1987, some of which are ongoing. Successful prosecutions have followed from 11 of these appointments. This excludes 9 successful prosecutions, 6 by the DTI, where inspectors were not appointed.