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Young Offenders

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conclusions he has reached about short sharp, shock treatment for young offenders, following the ministerial visit to Glenochil detention centre.

As part of a programme of visits to young offender establishments I visited Glenochil detention centre on 14 August 1979. I found the visit encouraging and useful. We shall not reach conclusions about tougher regimes in England and Wales until we have seen how they operate here.