HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 c1045W
Mr. Anthony Grant

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there have been for cruelty to or neglect of children in each year from 1970 to the latest convenient date.

Dr. Summerskill

The criminal statistics do not enable all offences involving violence against children to be separately identified. The following information relates to persons convicted of a wide range of offences specifically associated with cruelty to or neglect of children:

1970 274
1971 207
1972 177
1973 180
1974 210
1975 206