§ 17. Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the Home Secretary the number of foreign subjects and naturalised British subjects who have been convicted during the past four years for offences against the Bankruptcy Acts?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I regret that this information is not available. I can only say that, according to the published criminal statistics for the years 1922, 1923 and 1924, the number of persons received into prison during those years on conviction for certain kinds of fraud, including bankruptcy offences, was 1,100; and of these, 48 (or 4.3 per cent.) were born in foreign countries. Corresponding figures for 1925 are not yet available.