§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long the one man given an immediate sentence of imprisonment for drunkenness in 1981 was sentenced; where he was held; and for how long.
§ Mr. Mayhew
We shall reply as soon as possible.
Mr. Kilroy-Silk asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when and where a deaf and dumb boy was sentenced to a short, sharp shock treatment; what happened to him; and if he will make a statement.
(2) when and where a boy who had undergone open heart surgery was sentenced to a short, sharp shock; what happened to him; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Each of the four detention centres operating tougher regimes receives all persons sentenced to three months detention in a detention centre by courts in the centre's geographical catchment area. Each trainee is examined by the medical officer within 24 hours of reception. Those who are found to be unfit for the regime are transferred to a detention centre not operating a tougher regime as soon as practicable and, until their transfer, take no part in the normal regime of the centre. A deaf and dumb trainee was received by New Hall detention centre on 16 February 1981 from Manchester city magistrates' court and was transferred to Werrington House detention centre. A trainee who had previously undergone open heart surgery was received by Send detention centre from Bedford juvenile court on 23 July 1981 and was transferred to Blantyre House detention centre. Another trainee who had undergone open heart surgery was received by New Hall detention centre from Bolton magistrates' court on 13 July 1982 and was transferred to Buckley Hall detention centre.