§ Mr. BROCKLEBANK
asked the Home Secretary whether he will give to the latest convenient date the number of alleged offences against traffic-light regulations reported by the police; the number of summons issued; the number of those who pleaded guilty and of those who pleaded not guilty; and how these latter cases were disposed of?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I regret that the only figures available relate to the Metropolitan Police District where, during the six months ended 30th June, approximately 30,000 such cases were reported, in respect of which 5,889 summons were issued. Of the cases dealt with by summons, 4,966 resulted in conviction, and in a further 776 eases the Court decided that the charge was proved, but no conviction was recorded. I regret that particulars as to the number who pleaded guilty and not guilty respectively are not available.