§ Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Home Secretary the numbers of convictions for drunkenness in the United Kingdom for men and for women respectively during the last three months of 1919, and during the corresponding three months of 1918.
§ Mr. SHORTT
I can give figures only for England and Wales: and I cannot give the monthly figures for men and women separately without enquiry which would take time. But it is possible to estimate from the figures for the whole year the 1333W proportion they bear to one another, and the following figures will, I hope, meet the hon. Member's purpose: The convictions for drunkenness in England and Wales in the months of October, November, and December, 1918, numbered 2,124, 2,053 and 2,088 respectively, and of these about 75 per cent. related to men. The corresponding figures for the same months in 1919 are still subject to correction, but may be given as 5,900, 6,504 and 8,732, of which about 81 per cent. relate to men.