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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were for being drunk and disorderly of defendants aged 10 to 17 years in (a) England and Wales and (b) each police force area in England in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Coaker: The number of defendants aged 10 to 17 years proceeded against at magistrates courts for drunk and disorderly related offences by police force area in England and in England and Wales for the years 1997 to 2006 can be viewed in the following table.
|N umber of defendants aged 10 to 17 years who were proceeded against at magistrates' courts for drunk and disorderly related offences in England and Wales, and by police force area in England( 1, 2, 3, 4)|
|(1) Data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) Data include the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:
Being found drunk in a highway or other public place whether a building or not, or a licensed premises. Licensing Act 1872 Sec 12.
Any person who in any public place is guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour. Criminal Justice Act 1967 Sec.91.
(3 )Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts, and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(4 )Figures include other: public bodies, companies, organisations.
5. Staffordshire police force were only able to submit sample data for persons proceeded against and convicted in the magistrates courts for the year 2000. Although sufficient to estimate higher orders of data, these data are not robust enough at a detailed level and have been excluded from the table.
Court proceedings data held by CJEAOffice for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice. Our Ref: IOS 250-08 (Table).
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