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Juvenile Offenders

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what changes he proposes in relation to the law regarding juvenile offenders; what consultations he has had and with whom concerning such changes; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will publish a Green Paper on any proposals he has to change the law regarding juvenile offenders.

A residential care order will be introduced to strengthen the powers of the courts in relation to juvenile offenders. Our proposals, including this one, will in due course be the subject of consultation.