§ Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders committed in England and Wales in 1959 remain unsolved; and how this figure compares with those for the three preceding years.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The number of murders committed in England and Wales in 1959 in which the murderers still remain undetected is 12. The numbers of murders committed in 1956, 1957 and 1958 which remained unsolved when the Criminal Statistics went to press in the summer of the following years were respectively, 11, 17 and 16.