HC Deb 12 March 1991 vol 187 c482W
Dame Jill Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the steps the Government has taken to endorse parents' responsibility for their children's behaviour.

Mr. John Patten

The Criminal Justice Bill contains provisions designed to bring home to parents their accountability when their children offend. It contains provisions for parents' attendance at court with their children, for parents' payment of their children's fines and for parents to be bound over to look after their children properly.