HC Deb 18 February 1971 vol 811 cc529-30W
67. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average length of time spent by juveniles in adult prison quarters after being sentenced to corrective training in borstal institutions.

Mr. Carlisle

About two-thirds of the young men sentenced to borstal training in England and Wales wait in local prisons before going to a borstal allocation centre. Over the last 12 months their average waiting period has been about four weeks; currently it is shorter than this.