§ 24. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Home Secretary whether the latest police statistics shows an increase or a decrease in the number of young men charged with petty offences as a result of drink?
§ Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that statements are going about the country alleging that there is an increase; and, in fairness to the younger generation, will he state the facts?
§ Sir H. SAMUEL
I regret that I have not statistics which would be sufficiently accurate to meet the reports to which the hon. Members refers.
Is it the case that more often than not in the police court, in children's cases, the police say that a man was under the influence of drink when they arrested him?