HC Deb 26 November 1997 vol 301 c541W
Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the youth organisations he has consulted over the causes of youth crime; and if he will make a statement. [17412]

Mr. Michael

The Government have set out their policy on tackling youth crime and its causes in three consultation documents published since September 25: "Tackling Youth Crime", "New National and Local Focus on Youth Crime" and "Tackling Delays in the Youth Justice System". We have sent out over 2,000 copies of each to interested parties, including youth organisations. As of 21 November, we had received a total of 955 responses. The consultation period is now over and we aim to provide a report to Parliament on the responses as soon as is practicable.