HC Deb 23 June 1966 vol 730 c113W
65. Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women have been sent to Her Majesty's Prisons as (the result of 'the action taken under the Street Offences Act, 1959, since its inception; and whether the number has increased or decreased annually.

Mr. Taverne

The numbers of women sentenced to imprisonment for prostitution offences were 443 in 1960, 339 in 1961, 435 in 1962, 324 in 1963, 233 in 1964 and 198 in 1965. The great majority would be offences under the Street Offences Act, 1959, but it is not possible, without disproportionate expense, to give separate figures for these.