§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children under the age of 16 years were prosecuted for engaging in prostitution in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Michael
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the right hon. Member for Berwick upon Tweed (Mr. Beith) on 27 January 1998,Official Report, columns 140–42.