HC Deb 26 July 1979 vol 971 c472W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what research findings are available on the number of secure places required in England and Wales; and what is the estimated number.

Sir George Young

A study carried out by the Darlington social research unit published last year, under the title "Locking Up Children", came to a number of conclusions about the need for secure accommodation provided by local authorities. No estimate was made of the overall places required.