HC Deb 16 February 1982 vol 18 c77W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give, for the longest and most convenient period of time, the number of men who have been sentenced more than once for the offence of rape and the sentences in each instance.

Mr. Mayhew

Information in the form requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The information readily available relates to the 175 persons convicted in England and Wales in 1972 of a substantive offence of rape; two of these persons had had a previous conviction for rape.