§ Mr. Robin F. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of child stealing were made known to the police in 1974; and how many men and women were charged with the offence in the same year.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon:
The information requested is not yet available for 1974. The number of offences of child stealing recorded as known to the police in England and Wales in 1973 was 61. In the same year, 19 males and 13 females were proceeded against for this offence.