§ 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:
Senior Policy Adviser, Home Office (Chairman)
Headmaster, Phoenix High School, Shepherd's Bush
Magistrates' clerk, Hampshire106WA
Youth Court Prosecutor, Brighton
Chief Constable, Gloucestershire
Penal Affairs Consortium
Lay magistrate, Inner London
Chief Probation Officer, Manchester
Assitant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
Marks and Spencer plc
Local Government Association
Chief Superintendent, Gwent
Stipendiary magistrate, Inner London
Director of Social Services, Devon
Department of Health
Lord Chancellor's Department