Diana Johnson – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Diana Johnson on 2014-03-26.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 4 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, in each of the last four years.

Damian Green

The Criminal Law Amendment Act was repealed in respect of England and Wales in 1967. There have been no prosecutions under section 4 of that Act in any of the last four years. Prosecutions are now brought under modernised legislation contained in the Sex Offenders Act 2003.