asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those sentenced to borstals in 1979 were awaiting trial for other offences (a) when their training began, (b) within six months of their release, (c) within three months of their release and (d)on the day of their release.
The information requested is not recorded centrally. However, the hon. Member may be interested in the reconviction rates of borstal trainees within two years of discharge which are published annually in "Prison Statistics, England and Wales" (Tables 8.4 and 8.6 of the volume for 1978, Cmnd. 7626).