HC Deb 17 October 1975 vol 897 c840W
Mrs. Ann Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish in the Official Report details of the reconviction rates of approved schools for each of the last three years of their existence, and the comparable rates for community schools in 1974–75; and what was the variation in reconviction rates between community schools.

Dr. Owen

I have been asked to reply.

Reconviction rates for approved schools during the last three years for which figures are available were as follows:

1965 1966 1967
Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
Boys 64 65 66
Girls 20 24 23
These figures relate to reconvictions during three years following release. Comparable information is not, therefore, available about those who left community homes with education on the premises in 1974–75. I am investigating the technical problems involved and will write to my hon. Friend.

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