Mr. V. ADAMS
asked the Home Secretary the number of cases of infanticide reported to the police in each of the last 20 years; the number of prosecutions; and the results of the trials?26W
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
A verdict of infanticide was not returnable until after the passing of the Infanticide Act, 1922. The available figures relating to such cases have been published in the appropriate tables in the annual volumes of the Criminal Statistics to which I would refer my hon. Friend. The latest volume issued is that covering the year 1931, but I hope that the statistics for 1932 may be available before very long.