HC Deb 11 March 1991 vol 187 cc402-3W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) in respect of place of safety orders executed in Scotland in 1990, what information he has on the number of occasions the relevant children's hearing considered the order on(a) the same day as execution, (b) the following day, (c) two days after execution, (d) three days after execution, (e) four days after execution, (f) five days after execution, (g) six days after execution and (h) seven days after execution;

(2) what information he has regarding the number of place of safety orders executed in Scotland in 1990.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Latest available information is for the calender year 1989, when 1,329 place of safety authorisations were made. Of those 1,238 resulted in a hearing taking place. Figures showing the number of days a child was detained in a place of safety prior to a hearing are as follows:

1 day1 115
2 days 101
3 days 125
4 days 197
5 days 160
6 days 221
7 days 319
1 Includes detentions which are shorter than 24 hours.