HC Deb 24 October 1995 vol 264 c541W
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. [38298]

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.