§ Sir K. Joseph
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how far he has accepted the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Treatment of Offenders in their Report on Alternatives to Short Terms of Imprisonment that an experimental attendance centre for male 17–21 year olds should be set up; and when he hopes to announce a target date for its opening.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Yes. I hope to open an experimental centre during the financial year 1957–58. I do not know when I shall be able to indicate a more precise date, but I shall give this project a high priority.