HC Deb 28 June 1965 vol 715 cc28-9W
Mr. Rhodes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were held in Her Majesty's Prisons after conviction for homosexual offences, and how many had committed such offences whilst in prison, respectively, at the latest available date.

Miss Bacon

During 1963, the latest year for which figures are available, 372 persons were received into prison under sentence for offences under Sections 12, 13, 15, 16 and 32 of the Sexual Offences Act, 1956, or for attempted buggery. I regret that no statistical information is available about homosexual offences committed in prison.