HC Deb 01 May 1967 vol 746 c14W
58. Mr. Victor Yates

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that Anthony John Roberts, of Ladywood, Birmingham, was committed to a Borstal institution, on 2nd January, 1967, and is still awaiting transfer in Wormwood Scrubs; and what steps he is taking to prevent boys committed to Borstal having to remain in prison for such long periods.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I have written to my hon. Friend about this boy, who is now at Wellingborough Borstal. Some boys have been kept in borstal allocation centres for longer than I would have wished because of a lack of places at training borstals; but 400 additional places have been provided at the training borstals in the last 12 months.