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Sentencing Policy

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the 2,650 individuals sentenced to short, sharp, shock treatment since the inception of the project have (a) not been charged with any further offences since completing the sentence, (b) been convicted of one offence subsequent to receiving the treatment and (c) been convicted of more than one offence subsequent to receiving the treatment.

The further convictions of young offenders discharged from the detention centres operating the tougher regimes pilot project will be covered by the formal evaluation programme, the results of which will be available in due course.