§ 54 and 55. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Social Security (1) how many ex-public school boys have been prosecuted in each of the last five years for abusing payment of social security benefits; and what was this figure as a proportion of total prosecutions;
(2) if she will give a breakdown of the 451 men prosecuted in the last three years for remaining deliberately unemployed when they could have obtained work; in particular identifying such men by region and stating whether educated at a private, fee-paying school.
§ Mrs. Hart
Prosecutions of unemployed persons for failure to maintain themselves or their dependants in the 11W three years 1965–67 were distributed by region as follows:
Region Northern 29 Yorkshire and Humberside 39 East Midlands and East Anglia 66 London (three regions) 101 South Western 9 West Midlands 44 North Western 76 Wales 14 Scotland 35 Vagrants (not included above) 38 Total 451
Our records do not show the schools attended by the people prosecuted.