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Girls (Detention)

Volume 656: debated on Thursday 29 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detention centres for girls he is planning to build; and what will be the maximum time any girl can be detained there.

The Answer to the first part of the Question is one.The maximum sentence of detention is six months; but when Section 7 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1961, is implemented it will be possible for a girl who is subject to more than one sentence to be detained for a maximum period of nine months.