HL Deb 20 March 1997 vol 579 c109WA
Lord Brougham and Vaux

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there are any plans for contractually managed prisons to hold sentenced young offenders.

Baroness Blatch

The Prison Service intends to hold sentenced young offenders in the new prisons which will be built and managed through the Private Finance Initiatives at Bridgend and Fazakerley after these open, during the coming financial year. This will give the service greater flexibility in its use of the contractually-managed estate and help to meet its requirement for additional young offender places. My right honourable friend will today lay a statutory instrument before the House which makes the necessary consequential changes to the Young Offender Institution Rules.