HC Deb 25 March 1912 vol 36 c37

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state how many youths under twenty-one years of age were in the Metropolitan police area committed to prison during the year 1911, stating what proportion of them were committed by stipendiary magistrates and what number by justices of the peace; what was the average length of their sentences; how many of them were imprisoned for non-payment of fines; and how many of them were committed to Borstal institutions, and for what average period?


The preparation of this Return would entail the examination of more than 54,000 commitments, and in view of the already heavy clerical work at prisons, I fear that I cannot undertake to obtain the information.