HC Deb 05 March 1992 vol 205 c252W
Mr. Summerson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral answer of 25 February,Official Report, column 821, when he expects to announce proposals for ensuring secure accommodation for juvenile offenders remanded on bail.

Mr. John Patten

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has established a national steering group, with representatives from central Government, the local authority associations, the police, the probation service, the Crown prosecution service and voluntary organisations to plan the provision of secure accommodation to replace prison custody for remanded juveniles. We are anxious that the work should be concluded as quickly as possible.