HC Deb 08 March 1951 vol 485 cc639-40
8. Miss Bacon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities have now taken action on the Memorandum on Juvenile Delinquency, issued jointly by his Department and the Ministry of Education in April, 1949.

Mr. Ede

Eighty-nine local authorities have now held conferences as suggested in the memorandum, and 13 others are expected to do so shortly. Seventy-six of these authorities have set up committees to consider the local situation in detail and recommend action where suitable. In a number of areas where comparatively few young offenders are to be found, the authorities consider that the existing arrangements are adequate and that no action on the memorandum is required.