HL Deb 03 June 1997 vol 580 c28WA
Lord Acton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to abandon the plans of the previous government to establish five secure training centres for 12 to 14 year old persistent offenders.

Lord Williams of Mostyn

No decisions have been taken in respect of the secure training centre programme. A contract for a secure training centre at Cookham Wood was signed on 3 March 1997. We are currently considering how that secure training centre should be used.