§ Lord Houghton of Sowerby
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many convictions have been recorded under the Protection of Children Act 1978 since that year.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Elton)
Forty-one persons were found guilty at all courts in England and Wales of offences under the Protection of Children Act 1978 since the Act came into effect on 20th August 1978 and up to the end of 1982. Information for 1983 is not yet available.