§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place in respect of cases of child abduction in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement. 82W
§ Mr. Denham
The information requested, taken from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database, is shown in the following table:
Persons proceeded against for offences of child abduction1, England and Wales Year Number 1995 98 1996 89 1997 77 1998 104 1999 111 1 Child Abduction Act 1984 sections Children Act 1989 1 and 2, as amended by the
Data for 2000 are not yet available.