§ 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.