§ Major KELLEY
asked the Home Secretary whether police statistics show any increase of crime in the Yorkshire coalfield during the coal dispute?
§ Mr. SHORTT
There has been a considerable increase in the number of offences known to the police during the period 1st April to 15th June over the number known during the same period last year in the mining district of the West Riding. The increase is chiefly in larcenies, the number of which has nearly doubled.