Regulators: Criminal Prosecutions

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Lyell of Markyate Lord Lyell of Markyate Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In respect of (a) the Civil Aviation Authority, and (b) the Office of Rail Regulation, how many criminal prosecutions were brought by that regulator for each of the last three years for which figures are available; and, of those cases, how many gave rise to a conviction.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

Civil Aviation Authority criminal prosecutions over the last three complete financial years and the current year to date are shown in the table below.

Convictions Acquittals Total
FY 2004-05 18 0 18
FY 2005-06 29 0 29
FY 2006-07 17 1 18
FY 2007-08 to date 22 2 24

Cases by the Office of Rail Regulation/Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate and the Crown Prosecution Service taken to court in relation to railway health and safety offences in the last three complete financial years and the current year to date are shown in the table below:

Convictions Acquittals Total
FY 2004-05 22 1 23
FY 2005-06 5 0 5
FY 2006-07 6 0 6
FY 2007-08 to date 3 0 3

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.