§ Mr. Douglas
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of how many persons under the age 159W of 16 years are currently held in adult custodial institutions in Scotland, together with a breakdown by sex and length of time held.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
There are no persons under the age of 16 years held in an adult prison in Scotland. On 21 June 1982, however, there were seven boys under the age of 16 years held in the under-21 remand institution at Longriggend who had been committed by the courts under certificates of unruliness under section 23 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975. The time these boys had spent in custody at 21 June is shown in the following table:
Boys Time in custody (in days) 2 2 1 15 1 26 1 64 1 69 1 80