HC Deb 03 November 1943 vol 393 cc677-8W
Sir P. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the delay in adjusting milk prices is having a deterrent effect upon the production programme

The number of children and young persons under the supervision of these officers was:

  • On 31st December, 1939–1,530.*
  • On 31st December, 1940–1,428.*
  • On 31st December, 1941–1,631.
  • On 31st December, 1942–1,723.
  • On 30th September, 1943–1,947.

* Approximate.

Mr. Astor

asked the Home Secretary the number of boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 14 brought before the courts in the Metropolitan police area in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943?

Mr. Morrison

The exact figures for which my hon. Friend asks are not available, but the numbers of juveniles aged 11 to 14 years of age inclusive, arrested or summoned for indictable offences in the Metropolitan Police District in die years 1939 to 1942 and in the first nine months of 1943, were as follow:

1939 2,986
1940 2,518
1941 2,642
1942 2,905
1943 (January to September) 2,633