asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that there is adequate provision of secure accommodation for girls aged 14 to 17 years.
I expect that when the present building programme is completed the programme will substantially meet the need for secure accommodation for girls under the age of 17.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many additional places he anticipates being able to provide during the next 12 months in small secure units for juveniles suffering from mental disorders which are considered to be capable of cure.
One regional health authority is planning a secure unit for adolescent psychiatry with about 20 places, but it will not be ready within 12 months. Local authorities are planning to provide a number of small secure units in community homes, but these are not intended for juveniles suffering from mental illness.