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Juvenile Offenders

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 6 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce new measures to deal with juvenile delinquency in view of the fact that in 1969 juveniles were responsible for 23·7 per cent. of indictable offences and in 1973 for 24·6 per cent.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 24th January to a Question by the hon. Member for Rochdale (Mr. Smith).—[Vol. 884, c. 511.] I am studying the effectiveness of measures at present available to deal with juvenile delinquency.