§ Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give figures showing the amount of crime recorded and cleared up in England and Wales in 1970; and how these figures compare with 1969.
§ Mr. Maudling
The following table gives the figures for indictable offences in England and Wales in 1969 and provisional figures for 1970:
fall within the control of his Department, or for which he has to give Ministerial approval.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The only charges made by my Department for services are the Court fees levied by the Judicial Committee. No reduction is possible in these fees, which have remained substantially unaltered since 1957.