HC Deb 15 July 1982 vol 27 c439W
Sir Paul Bryan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal convictions there have been in the Metropolitan Police area during the last three 12-month periods for which statistics are available and what were the maximum penalties imposed on persons found guilty of offences under subsections (1) and (2) of section 21 of the Copyright Act 1956.

Mr. Mayhew

Records available to us, which may be incomplete, show that in 1978 and 1979 no persons were found guilty in England and Wales of offences under secton 21 of the Coyright Act 1956. In 1980 three persons were found guilty in the Metropolitan Police district of conspiracy to contravene section 21(1) of the Act. All of these three were fined, and the largest fine imposed was £2,500. Information for 1981 is not yet available.