§ Mr. Peake
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many boys under 17 years of age were received in prison on remand in 1945; how many of these were under the age of 16 years; and how many under the age of 15 years; how many of these were not subsequently sentenced to any form of detention; how many were sent to approved schools; how many were committed to Borstal; and how many sentenced to imprisonment.
§ Mr. Ede:
Six hundred and sixty-seven boys under the age of 17 years were received in prison on remand in 1945: 157 of these were under the age of 16 and 42 were under the age of 15 years. Complete information about the action subsequently taken in every case is not available but 287 were committed or returned to approved schools, about 260 were committed to Borstal and 23 were sentenced to imprisonment.