HC Deb 14 July 1913 vol 55 cc886-7
76. Mr. ALDEN

asked the Home Secretary whether there are any big towns in which no steps have yet been taken to separate children and young persons in court from adult persons; and whether he can state the number of children and young people under sixteen last year who were released on probation?


The provisions of the Children Act requiring juvenile cases to be heard separately from others are, I believe, duly observed not only in the large boroughs but also at all Courts of Summary Jurisdiction elsewhere. Full statistics as to the discharge on probation of juvenile offenders and others are given in the Annual Judicial Statistics, but the figures for 1912 are not yet complete.

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