§ 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.