HC Deb 19 May 1988 vol 133 c539W
24. Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a further statement on recent initiatives aimed at providing alternatives for custody for young people.

Mr. John Patten

Our thinking on alternatives to custody for young people will be reflected in the proposals on punishment in the community for offenders over 17 which we are continuing to develop and will publish later this year.