§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table showing separately the number of boys and girls in approved schools in England and Wales during the last year for which such statistics are available, and the totals of boys and girls in such institutions in 1960 and 1939, showing the percentage of those who have subsequently been convicted of further misdemeanours.
§ Miss Bacon
The numbers of boys and girls in approved schools in England and Wales on 31st December, 1964, and the corresponding dates in 1960 and 1939 were:
Boys Girls 1964 … … 7,238 1,093 1960 … … 6,653 1,117 1939 … … 7,356 1,504
The percentages of boys and girls released during 1960 and 1939 who were found guilty of offences during the three years following their release were:
Boys Girls 1960 … 57 per cent. 15 per cent. 1939 … 27 per cent. 16 per cent.