§ Mr. Byers
: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total cost of the research project carried out by the Policy Studies Institute into persistent juvenile offenders; what definition they used; what areas of the United Kingdom were covered by the study; what conclusions and recommendations were made; and what response his Department has made to the study.
§ Mr. Maclean
The scope and nature of the research, and the findings, are set out in the published report, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. The research cost approximately £68,000. The report has helped to inform Government policy on juvenile crime.