HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 c272W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to encourage courts as a general rule to require that parents of juveniles attend court with them.

Mr. John Patten

Courts already normally require parents to attend with their juvenile children who appear in court in criminal proceedings, but we are considering how even better parental attendance might be encouraged.

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