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Schoolchildren (Remand)

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has ended the committal of 14 to 16-year-olds on remand to Shrewsbury prison.

No. Severe pressure upon accommodation and staff in nearby remand centres makes it necessary, for the present, for such committals to Shrewsbury prison to continue.