§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations her Department has received from the Birmingham area concerning the provision of secure places for young offenders.
§ Dr. Owen
On 3rd March I met my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Erdington (Mr. Silverman), Sir Stanley Yapp, leader of the West Midlands County Council, and representatives of the Glenthorne Residents Association to discuss the plans for the new youth treatment centre which is being built on the site of a redundant hospital in Erdington, Birmingham. I will send my hon. Friend a copy of the letter that I sent to my hon. Friend the Member for Erdington following this meeting.
Youth treatment centres are establishments for the care, control and treatment of disturbed and disruptive young people. 23W Three such centres are being established under Section 64 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969.