§ 29. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the rate 1004 of the present increase in juvenile delinquency compared with 1939.
§ Mr. Ede
The monthly average number of persons under 17 years of age found guilty in magistrates courts of offences of all kinds, indictable and non-indictable, was 4,606 in 1938, and 4,363 in 1939. The corresponding monthly average figures for 1945 and the first six months of 1946 were 6,078 and 4,855.