§ Mr. Newton
The Department has information about those juveniles who, having been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced under section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, are placed in child care establishments for part of their period of detention by arrangement with my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department. Information is not collated routinely on a monthly basis, but the number of young persons aged 14–17 detained in such establishments at 31 December for the last three years was as follows:
Year Number 1981 44 1982 83 1983 65
Information about such juveniles detained in prison department establishments, or who received detention centre, borstal or youth custody sentences, is a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend.