HC Deb 14 January 1993 vol 216 c796W
22. Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to deal with the problem of recidivism in young people; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jack

The Government are concerned about recidivism generally. In particular, we believe that more could and should be done to deal with the problem of persistent offending by what appears to be a comparatively small number of juvenile offenders. We are therefore looking urgently and critically at the existing legal and administrative arrangements for responding to juvenile offending.