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Remand Centres (Kent)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the male and female remand centre facilities in Kent; whether he considers such facilities adequate; and if he will make a statement.

There is no remand centre in Kent. The present position is that female prisoners, of whatever age, are remanded to Holloway prison in London; male prisoners under the age of 17 are remanded to Latchmere House remand centre in Richmond, Surrey and those aged 17 to 20 are remanded to Canterbury prison in Kent.The shortage of remand centre places in the South-East of England is being considered in the context of the recommendations of the May committee.