HC Deb 30 March 1927 vol 204 cc1271-2W

asked the Minister of Labour in how many Employment Exchanges juveniles are dealt with in the adult departments; for how long has it been the policy of his Ministry to carry into effect the separation of the juvenile from the adult departments of the exchanges, as recommended by the Committee on Education and Industry; and when this process of separation will be completed?


There are 137 exchanges which have no separate rooms for juveniles, 84 of these being small exchanges where the juvenile register does not exceed 50. Of the remaining 53 early re-housing—which will include separate accommodation for juveniles—is contemplated in 20 cases. It has been the policy of the Ministry for many years to provide separate rooms for juveniles and this work is being proceeded with as rapidly as possible. I cannot give any date for its completion as it is only a part of the general programme of rehousing those exchanges whose present premises are unsatisfactory. I may add that where separate rooms are not available juveniles are usually dealt with, by means of a timing system, separately from the adults.