§ Dr. Summerskill
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young offenders have so far completed the new "short, sharp shock" regime at New Hall prison; and of those, how many have since committed further offences.
§ Mr. Brittan
The pilot project for a tougher regime started at New Hall detention centre on 21 April 1980 and the regime came into full effect on 5 May 1980. Between 5 May and 30 September, 245 young offenders completed their sentences at New Hall, of whom 139 were sentenced on or after 5 May.
As part of the evaluation programme, we will be monitoring further re-convictions for criminal offences, but this information will not be available for some time.