HC Deb 01 November 1956 vol 558 c189W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have there been in the last ten years for carnal knowledge of a mental defective.

Major Lloyd-George

In the eight years 1948 to 1955 134 persons were prosecuted under Section 56 of the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913, for carnal knowledge of a female defective, and eleven persons were so prosecuted in 1946. I regret that the number of prosecutions in 1947 is not available, but seven persons were convicted in that year.