Child Protection: Witchcraft

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd February 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were (a) cautioned and (b) prosecuted for abuse of a minor related to accusations of possession or witchcraft in each of the past 10 years.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information held by the Ministry of Justice cannot separately identify those cautions or prosecutions where the abuse of a minor was related to accusations of possession or witchcraft.

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