§ Mr. KING
asked the Home Secretary how many certificates, under the proviso to Sub-section (1) of Section 97 or Subsection (3) of Section 102 of the Children Act, 1908, were issued in England and Wales in 1914?
As stated in reply to a question by my hon. Friend on the 8th June, 1915, the number of young persons committed to prison in the year ended 31st March, 1915, with a certificate under Subsection (3) of Section 102 of the Children Act, was eight. For the reasons given in the reply to the question asked on the 29th June last, I am unable to give the figures of young persons sent to prison on remand or on committal for trial.
§ Mr. KING
asked the Home Secretary how many children were in England and Wales committed in 1914 to industrial schools under Sub-section (5) of Section 1615W 58 of the Children Act, 1908; and how many of those so committed were committed on the ground of refractory conduct?
The number committed under this Sub-section was twenty-six. All these children were committed on the ground of refractory conduct.