HC Deb 17 July 1924 vol 176 cc562-3

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of children at present in the reformatory schools, the number in industrial schools, and the numbers in these institutions in 1914?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

The numbers of boys and girls now in reformatory schools, industrial schools and day industrial schools in England and Wales are 2,093, 5,025 and 300 respectively. The corresponding figures for the 31st December, 1914, were 3,878, 12,996 and 1,732 respectively.