HC Deb 04 July 1934 vol 291 cc1886-7
6. Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will give the figures for the total number of convictions for crime in Ceylon in the year prior to the introduction of the present constitution, and in the years 1932 and 1933?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

The total number of convictions in Ceylon for all offences against the law was 60,031 in 1930 and 55,654 in 1932. Figures for 1933 are not at present available. Full particulars of offences against the Penal Code during the last six years are given on page 13 of the Administration Report of the Inspector-General of Police for 1933, a copy of which is being placed in the Library of the House.

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