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Young Offenders (Assessment)

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action is proposed in order to reduce the length of time spent in prisons for assessment by young persons who have been sentenced to borstal training.

Changes in the system of assessment and allocation of young men sentenced to borstal training have resulted in a further reduction in the time taken to reach their training borstal. The shortage of places in closed borstals is still a constraint in some areas but a number of new units in closed borstals will become available later this year.