HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2082-3
36. Mr. Lindsay

asked the President of the Board of Education what action is being taken by his Department with regard to juvenile delinquency among children of school age?

The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Butler)

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of Circular No. 1554, which has been recently issued, and which deals with this subject.

Mr. Lindsay

Does the Minister realise that the main incidence of this so-called crime is above the age of 13, and will he stress the educational, as against the Home Office, aspect of the matter?

Mr. Butler

That point is covered in the joint circular.

Mr. Goldie

Will the Department deal with what is more important, indictable crimes committed by youths between the ages of 17 and 25, with which matter the Home Office does not deal?