§ Sir W. James
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give information as to the number of boys and girls, respectively, who have been ordered by courts to be sent to approved schools and who are awaiting vacancies in remand homes and on bail, respectively; the number of boys and girls, respectively, who have been awaiting admission over three months, four months, five months and six months; and the number of cases of children or young persons committed to custody in remand homes for periods not exceeding a month under Section 54 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
At the end of January 888 boys and 446 girls were reported to be in remand homes awaiting vacancies in approved schools and 60 boys and 33 girls were reported to be awaiting vacancies on bail. As respects the waiting periods, it is estimated that about 50 boys and 50 girls have been waiting for three to four months, about 35 boys and 35 girls for four to five months, about 25 boys and 25 girls for five to six months, and some 20 boys and 35 girls for over six months. The number of children and young persons committed to remand homes for not more than a month under Section 54 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933, has recently averaged 40 per month.