HC Deb 22 February 1966 vol 725 cc63-4W
Mr. MacArthnr

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many youths between the ages of 17 and 21 years were convicted in Scotland in the last year for which figures are available; how many were sentenced to periods of detention; and what proportion of these were sent to prisons, Borstals, and detention centres, respectively.

Mr. Ross

26,562 youths aged 17 or over and under 21 were convicted in 1964. The number of those on whom sentences of detention were imposed cannot be established without undue work; but during the year, 701 male persons in this age group were admitted to prison under sentences of imprisonment (other than imprisonment in default of payment of fines), 394 were admitted to Borstal and 613 to detention centres.