§ Mr. Robin F. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons under the age of 16 years were held during 1976 in Prison Service establishments (a) on remand and (b) under sentence; and if he will name the institutions involved.183W
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
(a) 265 persons under the age of 16 years were received into penal establishments on remand in 1976 under certificates of unruliness. The establishments involved were Aberdeen Prison, Barlinnie Prison, Dumfries Prison, Edinburgh Prison, Greenock Prison, Inverness Prison, Perth Prison, Cornton Vale Institution, Longriggend Remand Institution and Ayr Legalised Police Cells.
(b) 19 persons under the age of 16 years were received into penal establishments in 1976 to serve sentences. They comprised one person sentenced under Section 206(1), 12 persons under Section 206(2), and six persons under Section 413 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975. The establishments involved were Edinburgh Young Offenders Institution, Dumfries Young Offenders Institution, Polmont Borstal Institution and Cornton Vale Institution. A further 39 persons under the age of 16 years sentenced under those provisions were temporarily detained in Longriggend in 1976 for assessment, but were subsequently sent to residential establishments for children to serve sentence.