HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 c416W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of young people involved in juvenile crime in 1980 came from broken homes.

Mr. Mayhew

Information on the home background of juvenile offenders which would enable this question to be answered is not available centrally. I could, if my hon. Friend wishes, let him have references to research touching on the matter.