§ Ms. Mowlam
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Redcar of 16 January,Official Report, column 187, how many of the 113 successful prosecutions completed since 1 January 1979 were commenced before that date.
§ Mr. Redwood
It is not possible to provide the information requested by the hon. Member within the time limit imposed on costs. The figure given includes prosecutions carried out not only by my Department but by other prosecution authorities, for example, the Direct or of Public Prosecutions, the Serious Fraud Office and the police and full records for these are not maintained within the Department.