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Greater London (Prostitutes)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of prostitutes arrested in the last 10 years in Greater London; the cost of arrest; and the number of police engaged in this duty.

The number of prostitutes arrested for soliciting or for riotous or indecent behaviour in the Metropolitan Police District during each of the past ten years was as follows:

19352,870
19363,195
19372,893
19383,062
19391,865
19401,585
19411,576
19422,050
19432,279
19441,526

The last two parts of the Question do not arise, since police officers are not specially detailed for this duty, which they do as occasion arises as part of their normal work.