§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long the 16-year-old boy awaiting transfer to a youth custody centre has been held in Durham prison; and what has been the reason for the length of time he has spent there.464W
§ Mr. Douglas Hurd
There are at present no 16-year-old boys at Durham awaiting transfer to youth custody centres. One 16-year-old, who was transferred there in July pending the outcome of police inquiries into and court appearances on an incident at a youth custody centre, completed his youth custody sentence and was released in November. Another, who was 16 when he arrived in September for a similar reason, is still at Durham, but reached the age of 17 on 9 November.