§ ADMIRAL FIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will cause a Circular to be addressed to the various Petty Sessional Benches, as proposed and promised in the discussion on 23rd March, on reformatory and industrial school ships, requesting Magistrates not to commit any children under 12 years of age to such ships?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. STUART WORTLEY, Sheffield, Hallam)
No Circular has as yet been issued. I am considering whether the same object cannot be secured in some more direct way. I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend in due course the nature of the steps taken.