§ Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff, West (Kevin Brennan), of 18 March 2003,Official Report, column 702W, on the Criminal Justice Bill, what research he used to reach his estimates of the numbers of juveniles likely to be affected by the new provisions. 
§ Hilary Benn
The estimates took account of the numbers of juveniles who are currently sentenced for the offences included in Schedule 12 of the Criminal Justice Bill. Those numbers were taken from Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 2001.