HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 cc319-20W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many secure centres for juvenile offenders have been built since 1986; and if he will list their locations in England and Wales. [30203]

Miss Widdecombe

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mr. Tom Cox, dated 4 June 1996: The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about secure centres for juveniles which have been built since 1986. Four local authority secure units have been built since 1986. They are Sutton Place Safe Centre in Hull; St. John's Community Home School, Erdington, Birmingham; St. John's Centre, Tiffield, Northampton; and Vinney Green Secure Unit, Mangotsfield, Bristol.