HC Deb 11 April 1870 vol 200 c1601

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Police authorities of any district have any means of ascertaining the number of persons in their district who are subject to supervision under the provisions of "The Habitual Criminals Act, 1869," or of identifying such persons; and, if not, whether it is his intention to provide some remedy for this omission in the Act?


said, in reply, that to the officers of police in the different towns of England and Wales weekly Returns were issued of all the prisoners liberated from prison who were subject to police supervision; but no provision was made for the supervision of persons other than licence holders. A Bill to amend the Habitual Criminals Act was about to be introduced into Parliament, and it was most probable that a clause giving effect to what appeared to be the intention of Parliament in this matter would be inserted.