HL Deb 17 June 1997 vol 580 cc105-6WA
Baroness David

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have for a Task Force on Youth Justice.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

The role of the Task Force on Youth Justice is to advise Home Office Ministers on government proposals for the development of youth justice policies and, in particular, to provide advice on taking forward an action plan as agreed by the interdepartmental ministerial group on Youth Justice.

The Task Force may provide advice to the Home Secretary on policy papers prepared by government officials for consideration by the ministerial group and may propose to the Home Secretary action on any other youth justice issue.

The members of the task force are:

Norman Warner

Senior Policy Adviser, Home Office (Chairman)

William Atkinson

Headmaster, Phoenix High School, Shepherd's Bush

Jonathan Black

Magistrates' clerk, Hampshire

Catherine Bowker

Youth Court Prosecutor, Brighton

Tony Butler

Chief Constable, Gloucestershire

Paul Cavadino

Penal Affairs Consortium

Anne Fuller

Lay magistrate, Inner London

Cedric Fullwood

Chief Probation Officer, Manchester

Ian Johnston

Assitant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

David Norgrove

Marks and Spencer plc

Denise Platt

Local Government Association

Teresa Reynolds

Victim Support

Joan Webster

Chief Superintendent, Gwent

Geoffrey Wicks

Stipendiary magistrate, Inner London

Andrew Williamson

Director of Social Services, Devon

John Lyon

Home Office

Tom Luce

Department of Health

Jenny Rowe

Lord Chancellor's Department