HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc24-5W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will call for reports from all chief constables so as to ascertain how many men, how many women and how many boys under 18 years of age and girls under 18 years of age, respectively, were reported missing in the last year for which records are available, and how many such persons and what percentage in each category were subsequently traced.

Mr. Carlisle

I have obtained the available information for England and Wales and shall write to the hon. Member when it has been collated. The percentage of missing persons traced is very high, and is 99 per cent.-100 per cent. in a majority of forces.