HC Deb 28 October 1943 vol 393 cc364-5
32. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that several delinquents in Salford, ordered by the court to be sent to approved schools many months ago, are still detained in remand homes because there is no accommodation in those schools; that they are brought back to the court periodically and that the authorities complain of the situation; and will he take steps to remedy this state of affairs?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am aware of the difficulties to which my hon. Friend refers and can assure him that new approved schools have been and are being provided as rapidly as is possible under war-time conditions. Seven new schools already opened in the North of England are now coming increasingly into use as necessary adaptations are completed and I have every hope that the position will become much easier during the winter.

Mr. Davies

May I take it, therefore, that the difficulties in Salford will be overcome very soon?

Mr. Morrison

I could not be quite sure, but I would hope so in view of the nature of the answer. I think we have done very well in the difficult war-time conditions.

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