HC Deb 06 November 1947 vol 443 cc243-4W
88. Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the percentage of increase of cases coming before magistrates in England in the first six months of this year compared with a similar period in 1939.

Mr. Ede

The number of offences dealt with by magistrates' courts in 1939 was 745,148, and in 1946, 587,512. For the first six months of 1947 the figure is 308,326.