§ Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional places have been provided in remand homes during the past three years; how many further places are 200W being provided in remand homes planned or under construction; and to what extent the shortage of remand home places is being overcome.
§ Mr. Brooke
Since 1st July, 1961, seven new remand homes have been opened. In all, 302 additional places have been provided, and 226 more are planned or under construction. Although there is still pressure on the remand homes generally, it is easing as more accommodation in remand homes and approved schools becomes available, and I estimate that the building programme will secure that by the end of 1966 there will be sufficient places to meet all needs at present foreseen.