HC Deb 16 January 1985 vol 71 c149W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many certificates of unruliness were issued in each of the last five years in respect of 15 and 16-year-old boys.

Mr. Mellor

The following table shows, for each of the past five years, in the first column the number of certificates of unruliness issued in respect of boys aged 15 or 16, and in the second column the number of boys aged 14 to 16 first received into prisons and remand centres, on remand before or during trial, under the unruliness certification procedure. (A fresh certificate is required each time a boy is remanded under the procedure.)

Certificates for boys aged 15 or 16 Boys aged 14 to 16*
1980 2,748 1,910
1981 2,494 1,766
1982 2,270 1,544
1983 1,829 †1,497
1984 1,699
* The unruliness certification procedure ceased to be available for 14 year old boys on 31 March 1981.
† Provisional.
‡Not yet available.