asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the latest available figure for those juveniles in custody awaiting trial.
189 boys and six girls aged 14–16 in prison service establishments in England and Wales.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the 56 juveniles in 1973 who were found to be not guilty, had the case against them dismissed or had the charges dropped were on remand in custody (a) up to one month (b) one to three months (c) three to six months, and (d) six to nine months; and how many of these were girls;
(2) What were the age and sex of the 56 juveniles who in 1973 were found to be not guilty, had the cases against them dismissed, or charges dropped.
There were 50 boys and six girls. I am obtaining the other information requested and will write to my hon. Friend.