HC Deb 03 December 1987 vol 123 c681W
37. Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the number of(a) prosecutions and (b) convictions of men in each of the last three years for procurement of males under the age of 16 years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

Data in the form requested are not collected centrally. The readily available information is given in the following table:

Males aged 21 or over proceeded against and found guilty of procuring or attempting to procure or being party to the commission by a man under 21 of an act of gross indecency with another man.

England and Wales
Year Proceeded against Found guilty
1984 15 181
1985 106 98
1986 37 37
1 Includes some against whom proceedings were begun in previous years.

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