HC Deb 17 November 1977 vol 939 c297W
31. Mr. Edward Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to implement the proposals made in the Younger Report giving courts powers to make a custody and care order.

Mr. John

We have undertaken to bring forward for consultation proposals for a new "generic" sentence for young adult offenders along the broad lines of the custody and control order proposed by the Advisory Council on the Penal System in its Report on Young Adult Offenders, but designed so as not to make greatly increased demands on scarce resources. Work is progressing on these proposals, which raise a number of complex issues. I hope it will not be too long before they are made public.