Serious Fraud Office (Actions)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th December 1995.

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Photo of Mr Derek Spencer Mr Derek Spencer , Brighton, Pavilion 12:00 am, 4th December 1995

Since its inception, more than three quarters of the cases prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office have resulted in the conviction of at least one defendant, usually the principal offender. The conviction rate for all defendants over that period is 62 per cent.

If that sounds very familiar, it is merely what I said a few minutes ago, and it bears repetition.