HC Deb 06 April 2001 vol 366 c356W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 13 February 2001,Official Report, columns 294–96, on young offenders institutions, what further consideration he has given to the availability of sanctions to deal with disorder and bullying by young persons in custody; and if he will make a statement. [157036]

Mr. Boateng

[holding answer 5 April 2001]: The Prison Service and the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) are working on a joint rewards and sanctions strategy. This emphasises the increased use of incentives which can encourage positive behaviour and be withdrawn when negative behaviour is displayed. The aim is to create a more direct link between individual target setting and compliance with institutional rules, which can in turn influence decisions regarding early and late release under the Detention and Training Order. Guidance will be issued to Governors and practitioners by July.