HC Deb 01 April 1952 vol 498 c110W
Mr. Houghton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prosecutions have been made for Customs and Excise offences during the last five financial years.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The figures for convictions are as follows:

Financial Year. Number of persons convicted.
1947–48 2,738
1948–49 2,964
1949–50 3,816
1950–51 2,755
1951–52 2,467
(11 months)

No statistical record is kept of prosecutions not involving convictions but these were very few.