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Child Prostitution

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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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]

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
OffenceLegislationYearNumber convicted/ cautioned
Common prostituteStreet Offences Act1992145
loitering or soliciting for1959 section 11993183
the purposes of prostitution(Female only offence)11994194
Soliciting by a manSexual offences Act19926
(Male only offence)1956 section 3219934
119944
1 Provisional.