HC Deb 25 January 1929 vol 224 cc490-1W

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons in receipt of parish relief in the towns of Devonport and Plymouth, respectively, specifying the various categories, during the month of December, 1926?


I presume that the hon. Member intended to refer to December in the year 1928. The following statement shows the number of persons in receipt of Poor Law relief on the last Saturday in December, 1928, in the parishes of Devonport and Plymouth.


From the 17th September, 1926, to the 7th December, 1928, 63 cases involving offences against 75 girls under 13 have been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions. In three of these cases, three or more girls were involved and in six cases disease had been communicated. No cases have been referred to the Director under the fourth category added by the Home Office Circular. Cases referred to the Director by the Commissioner of Police are included in the above figures.