§ MR. PICKERSGILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the cause of the delay in the issue of the Criminal Statistics for 1894, and when they will be laid upon the Table?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
The delay has been due to pressure of work in the Statistical Branch of the Home Office, and especially to the enormous labour which has been involved in the revision of the Civil portion of the Judicial Statistics. The Criminal Statistics are, however, now nearly completed, and I hope to be able to lay them on the Table soon after Easter.