§ Mr. CAUTLEY
asked the Home Secretary (1) whether he has, or can obtain, any record of the number of cases tried before juries in the last two years where the defence of reasonable cause of belief under Sections 5 and 6 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885 (48 and 49 Vict., c. 69) was set up; what were the results of such trials;
(2) whether there is any record of the ages of the defendants charged in cases under Sections 5 and 6 of The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885, and tried before a jury where the defence of reasonable cause of belief was set up; if so, how many were under the age of 21 and how many under the age of 25; and, if not, will he have such record procured?
§ Mr. SHORTT
These particulars are not recorded and no accurate statistics with regard to them could be compiled.