HC Deb 20 November 1958 vol 595 c188W
85. The Rev. LI. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average waiting period spent in Her Majesty's prisons by youths awaiting entry into Borstal institutions; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The average period spent in local prisons by youths sentenced to borstal training is about eight weeks. Despite all that has been done to increase accommodation in training borstal, it remains insufficient to meet the continued rise in the number of committals. Every effort is being made to provide additional accommodation as quickly as possible.