HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 c1969W

asked the Home Secretary whether it is contemplated that the boys from Surrey at present sent on remand to the Wandsworth Prison will in future be remanded to Wormwood Scrubs or any other penal establishment, or whether such boys will be sent to a home of remand not within a prison or house of detention nor administered by the officials of penal establishments?


As I have already announced, I propose as soon as the necessary arrangements are completed to transfer to Wormwood Scrubs all the prisoners under 21 years of age who are at present accommodated at Wandsworth. As regards the suggestion that persons under 21 when remanded in custody should be sent not to a prison but to some separate establishment, this involves important considerations both of finance and administration. The whole question is under consideration, but I am not in a position to make any announcement.

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