HC Deb 12 February 1904 vol 129 cc1192-3
MR. CORBETT (Glasgow, Tradeston)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state for the city of Liverpool for the years 1890, 1899, and the last year for which statistics are available, the number of prosecutions for drunkenness; the total number of crimes known to the police; the number of offences against the person; and the number of offences against property, giving in each case the proportion per 100,000 of population; and whether he will state the number of licences not renewed by the licensing justices in the city on any ground between 1890 and 1899, and between 1899 and the latest year for which statistics of crime are available.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) The information desired by the hon. Member is as follows:—

In considering these figures it must be borne in mind that without full knowledge of all the circumstances and conditions it is impossible to say how far the number of prosecutions for drunkenness can be taken as an index to the amount of drunkenness. The decrease of prosecutions for drunkenness at Liverpool in 1899 is discussed in the Introduction to the Criminal Statistics for 1899, pages 17, 70, and 73. The number of licences not renewed (whether refused, surrendered, or not applied for) was 214 for the years 1890 to 1898 and 195 for the years 1899 to 1903.