§ 33. Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young persons have been sentenced under Section 53(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 after being convicted of robbery or assault with intent to rob since 1948; and what was the average length of their sentences and the average period which they actually served.
§ Mr. Carlisle
In the time available it has been possible to obtain figures only for the years 1969–72 inclusive. In that period, eight young people were ordered to be detained under Section 53(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 after being convicted of robbery or assault with intent to rob. The average sentence was three years seven months. Only two of the offenders have yet been released. They served periods of 16 months and 18 months, their sentences having been, respectively, three years and two years.