HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c722W
Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the imprisonment of(a) female and (b) male juveniles in adult prison establishments will end. [122714]

Paul Goggins

On 1 July 2003, 101 young women aged 16 and 17 were in units with young adults aged under 21 or specialist medical and mother and baby facilities catering for adults and juveniles. By the end of the year we expect all the 16- year-olds to have been moved from Prison Service custody; the Prison Service will continue to hold the 17-year-olds for the time being.

There are currently no male juveniles in adult prison establishments.