HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2081-2
37. Mr. WHITE

asked the Home Secretary if he can state the number of boys who have been sent to prison in any recent year for riding a bicycle without a light?


The number of males under the age of 21 committed to prison in 1929 in default of paying fines inflicted for riding cycles without lights was 12; they must all have been over 16 years of age.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether these 12 offenders were first offenders, and is he taking steps to prevent young men from being sent to prison for such trivial offences?

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