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Children And Young Persons Act

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will carry out a review of the operation of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969.

The Government plan to introduce legislation to amend the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 to enable the courts to make a residential care order in respect of juvenile offenders. We are considering what form the order should take and whether other amendments to the law may be needed, but there are no plans to carry out a full review of the operation of the Act.