§ Mr. Simmons
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is now in a position to state the nature and personnel of the committee of inquiry which he promised to institute with reference to the increase in youthful delinquency and drunkenness.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I am arranging for the Social Survey Division of the Central Office of Information to carry out an investigation among police forces in selected areas into the continuing increase in the number of offences of drunkenness and to make a report to me. The investigation will cover all age groups, and not only offences by young persons.