oa De Rebus - The support and custody of children
Although statistics dealing specifically. with the problem of non-support are not available, it may be mentioned that the vast majority of prosecutions which are reflected hereunder were in connectionï¿½ with non-maintenance. It has been stated officially that prosecutions for ill-treatment; neglect or abandonment of children constituted only 1.8% and 2.80/0 of the total number of prosecutions for the years 1963/1964 and 1964/1965 respectively. The total number of prosecutions for 1964/1965 dropped by more than half as against those for 1963/1964.
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