§ 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