§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Uxbridge of 4 July,Official Report, column 424, if he will make a statement concerning the outcome of his discussions concerning secure accommodation for young offenders.
§ Mr. John Patten
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has established a national steering group, involving representation from the Home Office, to ensure that secure local authority accommodation will be provided to meet the requirements of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 for juvenile remands.