§ 18. Sir H. Williams
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of persons found guilty of indictable offences since the Criminal Justice Act, 1948, came into operation, giving the total figures for male and female persons; and how the number now compares with that for 1938.
§ Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe
I much regret that the figures which I furnished in reply to a similar Question by my hon. Friend on 26th November were those for males only, and did not include the totals for female persons. I will, with permission, circulate in the Official Report a table showing the total number of persons, and the numbers of males and females respectively, found guilty of indictable offences in England and Wales in 1938 and in the years 1945 to 1952 inclusive.
§ Following is the table: