§ Lord Windlesham
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many prosecutions and convictions there have been under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 in each available year since the new offences were brought into effect, classified by the offence contained in that section.
Information on the number of convictions and prosecutions in each of the years 1987, 1988 and 1989 is shown in the table. Data for 1990 are not yet available.
Number of prosecutions and convictions under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 19861. 1987 to 1989 Year Prosecutions Convictions 1987 12,660 9,490 1988 32,493 24,079 1989 37,384 26,802 1 The Act came into force on 1st April 1987.