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Offences (Rutland And Leicestershire)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 13 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the percentage of indictable crimes detected, and of breaking offences detected in the county of Rutland and in Leicestershire, respectively, for the year 1949 and for the preceding five years; and the average for the rest of England and Wales for the same periods.

The following table shows the percentage of offences cleared up out of the total number of offences known to the police:of children who can obtain a secondary grammar school education. It is possible to hold justifiably different views about the proportion of children for whom a secondary grammar school education should be provided and I should not be prepared to impose a uniform percentage on all authorities, though it is my aim to bring about equality of opportunity. At present, however, the resources available for educational building must be concentrated on the provision of the extra places needed for children of statutory school age as a result of new housing developments and the increase in the birthrate.