§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Attorney-General how many persons have been prosecuted for the offence of rape in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Mayhew
I have been asked to reply.
Information on persons proceeded against for rape is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—table S1.1(A)of Volume 1 of "Supplementary Tables 1980" and table 1(a)of the Command Paper for earlier years. The figures include some offences other than under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956, including offences of aiding and abetting and attempts.