HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 c177W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for illegal sale of cigarettes were initiated in 1985 in England.

Mr. Mellor

Records readily available to me, which may be incomplete, show 45 prosecutions in England and Wales in 1984 for the offence of selling tobacco to a juvenile. This information is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables, 1984" (table S1.1(A) under classification 144). Corresponding information for 1985 is not yet available.