HC Deb 24 May 1962 vol 660 cc55-6W
43. Mr. Parkin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the fact that a 15-year-old girl recently spent two nights in Paddington police stations before appearing in a juvenile court and that shortage of remand homes and children's homes brings dangerous influences to bear on young offenders and also other children who are the innocent victims of family troubles, what action he is taking to make available for this area more accommodation to enable the law to be administered more closely in line with the intentions of the statutes.

Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

The London County Council is at present making extensive alterations to its Cumberlow Lodge girls' remand home which will increase its capacity by 70 per cent. The necessary building work is expected to be completed later this year.

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