HC Deb 09 February 1973 vol 850 cc196-7W
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.

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.