§ 75. Mr. N. Pannell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of convictions for living on immoral earnings in the Metropolitan Police District during 1959 before and after the coming into force of the Street Offences Act, 1959, respectively, and the average length of the prison sentences imposed in the respective periods.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The number of convictions for living on immoral earnings in the Metropolitan Police District between 1st January and 15th August, 1959, was 112; 102 resulted in sentences of imprisonment of which the average length was about seven months. During the remainder of the year there were 26 convictions, resulting in 21 sentences of imprisonment of an average length of about 13 months.