HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 cc110-1W
22. Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further provision is being made for secure units in council homes, so as to prevent schoolchildren being remanded in penal service establishments.

Mr. Moyle

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend on 16th June—[Vol. 913, c. 193–4].—Since then six of the 85 places referred to there have been completed, and building work has started on four more projects which will together provide an additional 20 places. In the normal course of events all these places should have come into use by the middle of 1978.