§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of people aged between 14 and 21 years have experienced a custodial sentence.
§ Mr. Mellor
An estimate is available only for those born in 1953 and 1958 from the sample study of their convictions, results of which were published in "Home Office Statistical Bulleting Issue 7/85". About 2 per cent. of such persons had received a custodial sentence by the age of 21.