§ 92. Mr. Platts-Mills
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is now in a position to say what action he proposes to give effect to any of the recommendations made in the Report of the Joint Committee of the British Medical Association and the Magistrates' Association on the problem of the unstable adolescent girl.
§ Mr. Ede
I am keeping in mind the contents of the Report in so far as it affects my Department in connection with the continuous efforts that are being made to develop the most effective methods of treatment for such girls.
Murders known to police. Numbers for trial. Not tried. Acquitted. Found guilty but insane. Convicted. Sentenced to death. Reprieved. No prosecution. Insane on arraignment. 1946: 148 … 65 1 12 4 18 30 30 10* 1947†: 136 … 50 — 11 9 7 23‡ 16 8§ * One certified insane and removed to Broadmoor. † Up to the end of August, 1947. These figures are provisional only. ‡ Includes 6 persons under 18 ordered to be detained during His Majesty's pleasure, and 1 woman sentenced to penal servitude for life under the Sentence of Death (Expectant Mothers) Act, 1931. § Includes 3 certified insane and removed to Broadmoor.