HC Deb 28 April 1981 vol 3 c363W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many women have been convicted in Scotland of soliciting, prostitution or running a brothel in each of the last five years; and how many have as a result been sentenced to a term of imprisonment in each of these years.

Mr. Rifkind

The information requested is given in the following table.

Scotland Number of women
Soliciting* Brothel Keeping
Year Number convicted Number imprisoned Number convicted Number imprisoned
1975 267 3 4
1976 304 2 2
1977 319 1 2 1
1978 n/a n/a
1979 n/a n/a
* "Soliciting" means soliciting for the purpose of prostitution.
Excludes fine-defaulters.
Comparable figures for 1978 and 1979 are not available as a result of local classification changes. It is estimated that there were about 250 convictions for soliciting in each of those years. The number resulting in imprisonment is not available.

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