HC Deb 18 February 1988 vol 127 cc710-1W
Sir Dudley Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people under the age of 18 years have been prosecuted for obtaining or attempting to obtain alcoholic drink over the past 10 years up to the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The information held centrally, which may be incomplete, is given in the following table. Data for the years prior to 1979 are not available.

Persons found guilty of offences under Section 169(2) of the Licensing Act 1964—England and Wales
Year Total found guilty
1979 4,091
1980 3,954
1981 2,647
1982 1,862

Year Tolal found guilty
1983 1,577
1984 1,095
1985 744
1986 538

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