HL Deb 12 May 1983 vol 442 c698WA
Baroness Masham of Ilton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether young people who are remanded in a community home will have that period counted as part of their sentence when sentenced to youth custodial treatment, as will be the case if they are remanded in a remand centre or prison.

Lord Elton

Under Section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982, when a juvenile is committed on remand to a remand centre or to a prison, the time spent there on remand will serve to reduce the length of a subsequent custodial sentence, but committal on remand to the care of a local authority will not count towards sentence. However, arrangements have been made for local authorities to inform courts of the length of time of any remand in care, and the circumstances of the placement, including any placement in secure accommodation, so that the courts can take this into account.