§ Mr. Cox
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is the number of men who have been convicted at the South West London magistrates' court for kerb-crawling activities in the Bedford hill area of Wandsworth during the last three years;
(2) what has been the number of convictions at the South West London magistrates' court of women convicted of soliciting for prostitution in the Bedford hill district of Wandsworth, during the last three years;
(3) what is the number of people who have been convicted at the South West London magistrates' court in each of the last three years for living off the immoral earnings of prostitutes.
§ Mr. John Patten
The information held centrally. which may be incomplete, is given in the table. It is not possible to identify separately those offences which occurred in the Bedford hill area of Wandsworth.
Persons found guilty of offences relating to prostitution at South Western Magistrates' Court Offence 1984 1985 1986 Kerb-crawling 1— — — Soliciting for prostitution 402 579 288 Living on earnings of prostitution — 1 1 1 This offence was created by the Sexual Offences Act 1985 which came into force in September 1985.