§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to hold centrally information in respect of the number of cases of child prostitution that are reported in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Maclean
Statistics on cautions and convictions for soliciting offences committed by children are already held centrally. Details are contained in the table.
Convictions and cautions for soliciting offences for children under the age of sixteen years Offence Legislation Year Number convicted/ cautioned Common prostitute Street Offences Act 1992 145 loitering or soliciting for 1959 section 1 1993 183 the purposes of prostitution(Female only offence) 11994 194 Soliciting by a man Sexual offences Act 1992 6 (Male only offence) 1956 section 32 1993 4 11994 4 1 Provisional.