asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present weekly cost to his Department of keeping a boy in a junior detention centre.
The estimated weekly cost of maintaining an inmate in a detention centre in England and Wales during 1973–74, the latest year for which information is available, was approximately £45. Records showing separately the cost of junior detention centres are not kept.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct his Department to purchase all future textile requirements from British manufacturers.
We see no present need to alter the existing procedures.