HC Deb 06 July 1939 vol 349 cc1473-4
36. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary how many juveniles have appeared before the West Ham Juvenile Court from 1st January, 1935, to the latest available date; how many were acquitted; how many dismissed on payment of costs; how many put on probation; and how many sent to approved schools?

Sir S. Hoare

As the answer contains a table of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the Official Report.

Following is the answer:

I am informed by the clerk to the justices that the number of children and young persons brought before the West Ham Juvenile Court during the period 1st January, 1935, to 30th June, 1939, either as offenders or as being in need of care or protection was 1,477. I am also informed that they were dealt with as follows:

Acquitted 76
Dismissed under the Probation of Offenders Act, 1907, with or without costs 918
Placed on probation under the Probation of Offenders Act, 1907 293
Placed under supervision under Section 62 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933 15
Committed to the care of a Fit Person 22
Parents bound over 4
Charge withdrawn 6
Adjourned sine die 5
Sent to Approved Schools 138

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