§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the penalties for those who entice children into prostitution. 
§ Mr. Maclean
The Government announced on 16 January that it had decided to carry out a review of existing maximum penalties for sex offences. This will include the offence of causing or encouraging the prostitution of a girl under 16. The purpose of the review will be to identify any anomalies in existing penalties, and to ensure that penalties properly reflect the comparative gravity of existing offences.