§ 53. Mr. Fitch
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women have been sentenced to imprisonment for soliciting since the introduction of the Street Offences Act.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The provisional figure for the number of women sentenced to imprisonment for offences under the Street Offences Act, 1959, from 16th August, 1959, the date on which the Act came into operation, to 30th June, 1961, is 654. In addition, 762 women were committed to prison in default of payment of fines.