HC Deb 30 November 1984 vol 68 cc603-4W
Mr. Mark Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is now taking to consult those involved in the criminal justice system on the proposal to provide a power to suspend a sentence of youth custody.

Mr. Mellor

In September the Department wrote to a number of interested bodies seeking their views on the suggestion that the sentence of youth custody should be capable of being suspended in whole or in part. My right hon. and learned Friend is currently considering the comments that have been received.