§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in introducing penalties for young offenders; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Part I of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 makes substantial changes to the provisions governing the sentencing and treatment of young offenders. We envisage the implementation of this part of the Act in the course of next year, as soon as the appropriate preparations have been made and resources provided where necessary.