HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 c1277

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the methods followed by the chief constable of Hull, who does not bring ordinary juvenile offenders before the police court, but investigates into the circumstances of cases and interviews and advises the parents; and whether, in view of the good results shown from the practice in Hull, he can recommend its general adoption, and state to what extent juvenile offenders are at present dealt with without being brought in contact with the usual police court conditions.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I have seen a newspaper report of what is being done at Hull, and I am making inquiry of the chief constable.