HC Deb 17 November 1960 vol 630 cc56-7W
54. Miss Bacon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are being made for girls from the north of England who are committed to a period of borstal training, after the closure of the girls' borstal at Durham Prison.

Mr. Vosper

I would refer the hon. Lady to the Written Answer given on 10th November to the hon. Member for Durham (Mr. Grey).

56. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the magistrates at a Bristol juvenile court recently apologised to parents for sending their son of 16 years of age to prison to await committal for borstal training at the next quarter sessions because there was nowhere else to send him; and what steps he is taking to provide suitable accommodation for cases of this character.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am aware that there is widespread concern about the lack of remand centres to which young persons can be committed. I share that concern, and progress is being made with the provision of remand centres. I cannot at present say when a centre will be available for the South-West.