HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc893-4
4. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India the number of murders and outrages generally, both actual and attempted, committed by terrorists in Bengal between 30th June and 1st December, 1933; and the number of ordinary non-political crimes, including murders and dacoities, actual and attempted, burglaries, offences against the person which involve grievous hurt or injuries with sharp-cutting weapons, and thefts taken cognisance of by the police, for 1931, 1932, and for as many months of 1933 as figures are available?


I have not yet received statistics of terrorist crime later than those which my right hon. Friend supplied on the 13th November, but I will send them to the Noble Lady when available. Statistics of ordinary crime are given in the Bengal Police Administration Report.

Duchess of ATHOLL

In view of the importance of the House being in possession of statistics regarding crime of this kind in Bengal and of being able to see the extent to which such crime prevailed during this year, as compared with previous years, will the hon. Gentleman ask the Secretary of State to request that these figures should be forwarded as soon as possible?


My Noble Friend was supplied with the latest figures available on 13th November, and I have undertaken to bring those figures up to date and send them to her as soon as we receive them.

Duchess of ATHOLL

Does the hon. Gentleman remember that the figures with which he supplied me on 13th November in regard to terrorist crime did not carry the story further than 30th June last.