§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to review the need for, and extend the provision of, local authority secure places.
§ Mr. Yeo
The need to provide additional local authority secure places to implement the new juvenile remand arrangements in the Criminal Justice Act 1991 has been considered by a multi-agency national steering group. We are discussing with local authorities how the additional secure places identified by the group might most effectively be provided.