§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that during the year 1905 there were in the West Suffolk administrative county 228 indictable offences committed known to the police and 817 non-indictable offences; whether these offences comprised, amongst others, one case of malicious wounding, one case of rape, two cases of indecent assault on females, four cases of larceny of horses and cattle, nine cases of arson, I three cases of burglary, six cases of housebreaking, 175 cases of larceny, and two cases of perjury; if he can state how many of these offences were committed in the Bury St. Edmund's district; and, if these figures accurately represent the amount of crime in this administrative county, what steps he proposes to take in the matter.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
Yes. The figures given in the Question correspond with those given in the Criminal Statistics for 1905. The Returns do not show in what part of the county the offences were committed. The amount of crime in West Suffolk is not more than in many other rural counties, and I believe the police are quite able to cope with it.