HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 c280W
Miss Widdecombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about the future of the High Intensity Training regimes at Colchester and Thorn Cross Young Offenders Institutions. [21302]

Ms Quin

In response to a Question from the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. Russell) on 9 June 1997,Official Report, column 786, my hon. Friend reiterated the Government's commitment to find out what works with offenders. We decided to run the Colchester experiment for a year, as had originally been planned. We are currently considering the contribution it can continue to make to the "what works" debate. The High Intensity Training regime at Thorn Cross, established separately from Colchester, will continue to operate.