HC Deb 08 March 1962 vol 655 c89W
57. Mr. Idwal Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that there is no remand home within reasonable distance of the six north Wales counties; if such a remand home will be available in the near future; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Remand accommodation for girls is available in a voluntary home at Wrexham, but for boys from North Wales the general practice has been to use the Monmouthshire remand home. The numbers in a separate boys' remand home for North Wales would probably be so small that it would be uneconomical to use. I will, however, bear in mind the requirements of North Wales in the consultations I am having with various local authorities about the provision of extra remand home accommodation.