§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his latest assessment of the detention centre regime introduced four years ago.
§ Mr. Mellor
Following the evaluation of the experimental tougher regime in selected detention centres between 1980 and 1984, a consistent detention centre regime was introduced in March 1985. We are satisfied that the regime, which is kept under routine review, is being positively developed along lines suitable for those young offenders on whom the courts impose short custodial sentences.