HC Deb 12 May 1949 vol 464 c117W
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 In magistrates' courts: convictions 2,000; cases discharged under the Indictable Offences Act or cases dismissed or withdrawn, 445.