§ Mr. J. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many remand centres have been set up in Scotland under the provisions of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act, 1949; where they are situated; and what is the total number of remand centres at present planned.
§ Mr. Noble
Two units have been opened, at Longriggend (near Airdrie) and Polmont, to take young men under 21 on remand before trial or sentence who would otherwise be detained in Barlinnie Prison. It is intended to provide as soon as possible remand centres for the detention of all persons between 14 and 21 who are remanded or committed in custody for trial or sentence, and the search for further premises or sites for this purpose is proceeding.