§ Mr. Rees-Davies
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions took place under the provisions of the Obscene Publications Acts in the year 1972; and what were the results.197W
§ Mr. Carlisle
The figures for 1972 are not yet available; but in 1971, 211 persons were proceeded against under the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964, of whom 196 were found guilt. Of these, 11 were sentenced to immediate imprisonment, 161 were fined, one was placed on probation, eight were given absolute or conditional discharges and 15 were otherwise dealt with.