asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the girls awaiting trial at Holloway and Risley share sleeping accommodation with adult sentenced prisoners.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young persons have been placed in remand centres on the direction of the Secretary of State under Section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 in each of the last five years.
Remand centres did not assume responsibility for assessing persons sentenced under Section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 until October 1973. The provisional figure for those received into prison service establishments from that date until the end of 1974 is 38, which includes eight persons who were aged 17 or over. Of these 29, including three aged 17 or over, went direct to remand centres, and the remainder were initially lodged in a local prison, and, with the exception of girls retained for assessment at Holloway, transferred to a remand centre as soon as possible. The figures for those sent direct to remand centres in earlier years were as follows: