HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 c235W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children are currently being held in adult penal institutions in Scotland; and if he will give details of the numbers involved at individual institutions and the provisions under which these detentions have taken place.

Mr. Allan Stewart

Two boys of 15 are at present being held in Edinburgh prison in terms of the proviso to section 24(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975.