HC Deb 01 February 1966 vol 723 cc209-10W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to reduce to reasonable proportions the period elapsing between a defendant's being sentenced to a period of borstal training and such prisoner arriving at a borstal allocation unit; and when he expects such actions to become effective.

Miss Bacon

My right hon. Friend intends to provide an additional borstal allocation centre in Manchester to serve the North of England. This should substantially reduce the period which boys spend awaiting transfer from local prisons. I hope the new centre will come into operation in a few months' time.