HC Deb 20 November 1986 vol 105 c294W
52. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans for new initiatives to counter crime amongst young people.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

On Tuesday the Home Office standing conference on crime prevention decided that the theme for its working groups for the coming year would be "Young People and Crime". It is to set up three working groups to look at: juvenile crime; advice on child molestation and abuse; and young people and alcohol. Arrangements are now in hand to set up these groups which will report their findings and present their recommendations to standing conference next November.

There are, in addition, a number of projects under the five local crime prevention initiatives focusing on the problem of crime and young people.