§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had about introducing new legislation to deal with juvenile offenders; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Jack
We have had a number of discussions with a wide range of individuals and organisations which have concerned, among other things, the scale of juvenile offending and what might be done about it. For the second part of his question, I refer the hon. Member to the anwer which I gave to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Mr. Kirkwood) on 14 January, at column794.