HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 cc158-9W
Mr. Hayman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detention cells there are in the Approved Schools for Senior Girls at Exeter; and to what extent they are used.

Major Lloyd-George

There are three detention rooms at the school in question, which accepts specially difficult senior girls. During the six months ended 31st March, 1955, the rooms were used on 51 occasions, for periods varying from half an hour to 36 hours. Their use, which is governed by the relevant provisions of the Approved School Rules, is under review.