§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many orders have been made by the courts imposing financial penalties on parents for crimes committed by children in their care, in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. John Patten
The readily available information, which may be incomplete, is given in table 7.16 of "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 1986" (Cm. 233), a copy of which is in the Library.