§ MR. PICTON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to a case proceeding at the Marylebone Police Court, in which a woman is accused of having procured two girls, aged twelve and thirteen, for immoral purposes; and, whether he will instruct the Public Prosecutor to take care that any 18 male persons who may be implicated shall not escape without being brought to trial?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. CHILDERS)
My hon. Friend may rest assured that this case is being most carefully watched, and that no efforts will be spared on my part to bring to justice any persons who may be implicated in the committal of the alleged offences. But the case is still sub judice, and it would be premature for me to take any action at present.