HC Deb 16 November 1962 vol 667 cc79-80W
Miss Bacon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many boys have entered Stamford House Remand Home on an approved school order since 1st October, 1961; and, of these, how many were kept in the remand home for more than 12 weeks, and between 8 and 12 weeks, respectively; and if he will consider making the time spent in remand homes part of the qualifying period for home leave from approved schools.

Mr. Brooke

I regret that I cannot give the precise information asked for. Two hundred and forty-one boys were detained in Stamford House Remand Home under an approved school order at some time during the six months from 1st January to 30th June, 1962, the latest period for which returns have been furnished. Twenty boys were detained for over eleven weeks, and thirty-nine between seven and eleven weeks. Eight of the first group and six of the second were still detained at the end of the period. Managers of approved schools have been advised to take into account, in deciding when to give a boy his first period of leave, any period spent in a remand home and in a classifying school.