§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of boys in detention homes, industrial schools, and similar institutions in England and Wales?
§ Sir J. SIMON
On the 27th July, the number of boys in approved schools (formerly known as industrial schools and reformatory schools) was 6,283. I regret that no information is available regarding the number of boys in remand homes (which were formerly known as places of detention).