§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received seeking amendment of the Child Care Act 1980 to ensure that decisions to restrict children's liberties should be the subject of a judicial review; and what consideration he is giving to them.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Suggestions to this effect have been made from time to time, notably in the recent report by the parliamentary all-party penal affairs group "Young Offenders—A Strategy for the Future", and that by the children's legal centre "Locked Up in Care". Such recommendations will be taken into account when revision of the regulations governing community homes for children is put in hand following the passage of the Criminal Justice Bill currently before Parliament.