asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the most recently available figures for the proportion of juveniles cautioned for offences in England and Wales who are subsequently re-convicted.
The information requested is not available centrally. However, some information on the subsequent convictions of those cautioned in the Metropolitan Police district was given by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis in his report for 1978 (Cmnd. 7580, page 66).
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated weekly cost of the supervision of a juvenile offender under a supervision order.
About half of all supervision orders made under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 are administered by the probation and after-care service and about half by local authorities. Information on the estimated annual cost per case administered by the probation and after-care service is published in "Probation and After-Care Statistics, England and Wales"(table 49 of the 1978 issue); from this information it will be seen that the weekly cost per case in 1977–78 was between £4 and £5. Information on the cost per case administered by local authority social service departments is not available.