§ 27 and 28. Mr. GEORGE GREENWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many persons have been arrested without warrant upon a charge of procuration or attempted procuration under Section 1 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1912; and (2) how many persons have been tried for the offence of procuration or attempted procuration under Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Amendment.) Act, 1885, since the passing of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1912; how many of such persons have been convicted of that offence under that Section and how many of such persons so convicted under that Section have been sentenced to be flogged under Section 3 of the Act of 1912?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
I am unable to give my hon and learned Friend the information he wishes. Returns of criminal proceedings under different Statutes are not made to the Home Office except so far as they may be necessary for compiling the annual judicial statistics. I may add that in the Metropolitan police district the number of persons arrested without warrant under Section 1 is nine; the number tried for an offence within Section 2 is four, of whom two were convicted of that offence and one sentenced to be flogged. In the last case the sentence was quashed on appeal.