HC Deb 24 February 1958 vol 583 c17W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions were registered during 1957 for living on immoral earnings in the Metropolitan Police district against men whose countries of origin were West Africa, West Indies, Cyprus, and Malta; what proportion of the total London population colonial immigrants represented in 1957 and in 1939; and how many colonials were convicted of living on immoral earnings in that latter year.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Of the persons arrested in 1957 and subsequently convicted of living on the immoral earnings of women, 13 were of West African origin, 15 West Indian, 1 Cypriot, and 35 Maltese. No corresponding figures are available for 1939. As regards the second part of the Question the information at my disposal is not sufficiently precise to enable me to give reasonably reliable figures.