§ 48. Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Attorney-General what information he has on the number of prosecutions which have been initiated under the provisions of the Perjury Act of 1911 relating to persons wilfully making statements false in a material particular to judges or persons with the legal status of judges.
§ The Attorney-General
The only information available to me relates to convictions rather than proceedings instituted. Eighty-four persons were convicted for offences contrary to section 1 of the Perjury Act 1911 during 1988. All such convictions related to false statements made in judicial proceedings.