§ 17. Earl Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of convictions and acquittals in sexual cases by magistrates and juries, respectively, in 1948.
§ Mr. Ede
Following are the figures relating to indictable sexual offences in 1948; In assizes and quarter sessions: convictions 1,818; acquittals 253. In magistrates' courts: convictions 2,000; cases discharged under the Indictable Offences Act or cases dismissed or withdrawn, 445.