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Young Persons (Remands In Custody)

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the charges against each of the seven girls and 15 boys held on remand in prisons on 31st March 1975.

On 31st March 1975 there were in fact 17 not 15 unsentenced boys in prisons in England and Wales. I regret the error in the answer given in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend on 10th April—[Vol. 889, c. 1401–02.]—when the figure for the number of convicted and unsentenced boys in remand centres on 31st March was given as 257 instead of 255.With this correction, the information requested is as follows:

Principal OffenceBoysGirls
Theft of a motor vehicle1
Taking a motor vehicle without authority6
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm1
Loitering with intent to commit an arrestable offence1