HC Deb 22 May 1912 vol 38 cc2054-5W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one were committed to prison by Metropolitan police magistrates in the year 1910, and how many of them were so committed in default of payment of fines?


In order to obtain the particulars desired by the hon. Member, it would be necessary to examine all the commitments to the London prisons for the year 1910, and as at present advised, I do not think that the value of the information likely to be gained would be sufficient to justify my imposing on the prison staff the very great amount of special work which this would involve. General information as to the number of persons between sixteen and twenty-one convicted will be found in Tables VIII. and XIII. of the Criminal Statistics, and as to the numbers sent to prison in Table XXXVII.