HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 c55W
Mrs. Renee Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the number of girls under the age of 18 years who have appeared before magistrates' courts during the last seven years following alleged offences of soliciting.

Mr. Mellor

The readily available information relates to female offenders aged under 17 and is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables, Volume 1" — under offence classification 166 in tables 1.1(B) and 1.1(C).