HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 cc785-6W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a full statement on progress in the renegotiation of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement.

Mr. Dell

I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave my hon. Friend on 10th January 1978—[Official Report, Vol. 941, c. 712–3]

under the age of 16 years for pornographic purposes can be prosecuted, when there is no sexual assault on the child involved; and how many such prosecutions took place during 1976 and 1977;

(3) how many prosecutions have taken place against persons using children between 14 and 16 years, in the making of sexually indecent films and photographs, in the last 10 years.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Depending on the circumstances, charges under the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964 or under the Indecency with Children Act 1960 may be appropriate. From the information collected centrally, statistics of prosecutions in respect of the particular kinds of case described cannot be separately identified. My hon. Friend the Minister of State wrote to the hon. Member yesterday about this area of the law.

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