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Detention Centres

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the catchment areas for the two detention centres at which he proposes to introduce short sharp shock treatment; and what proportion of the total number of young people attending detention centres are sent to these two centres.

New Hall detention centre takes persons aged 17 and under 21 from West Yorkshire and part of South Yorkshire; Send detention centre takes persons aged 14 and under 17 from London, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. The catchment areas will be reviewed before the start of the pilot project. The two centres provide approximately 11 per cent. of all detention centre accommodation in England and Wales.