HL Deb 16 December 1999 vol 608 cc52-3WA
Baroness David

asked Her Majesty's Government:

By what mechanism the youth justice system will monitor and review the individual progress of a young person placed on remand in local authority secure accommodation given that the secure accommodation regulations do not apply to such young people. [HL233]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The local authority designated by the court to receive a young person remanded to local authority secure accommodation has a responsibility to safeguard the welfare and monitor the progress of the young person. In addition, a court-ordered secure remand may only be made for up to eight days in the first instance and up to 28 days for subsequent remands before the individual has to appear again before the court, which will review the security requirement.