§ 70. Mr. GEORGE GREENWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will say how many persons have been arrested without warrant for the offence of procuration under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1912; how many persons have been convicted for such offence; and how many of such persons have been sentenced to be flogged up to 1st March last?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Ellis Griffith)
I can only give the figures for the Metropolitan Police district. Seven persons were arrested without warrant within the period mentioned, and of these four were convicted, one of procuration, one of abduction, one of living on the earnings of prostitution, and one of assault. In the first-mentioned case the prisoner was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment and to be flogged, but the conviction was quashed by the Court of Criminal Appeal.
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
Has the hon. Gentleman noticed that my question refers entirely to arrests for procuration and not for living on earnings of prostitution, which is a very different thing?
§ Mr. ELLIS GRIFFITH
The hon. Gentleman's question referred, as I understand it, to persons arrested without warrant. There is only one case of procuration so far as convictions are concerned.