§ 19. Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the Home Office does not collect separate figures for the number of prosecutions brought under sections 55 and 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Given the total number of criminal cases proceeded with—over 2 million in 1979—and, the multitude of statutory provisions under which the proceedings may be brought, it is not practicable to collect separate figures for offences against every section of every statute.