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Detained Children

Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children aged under 17 years are currently detained under section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933; and of these, how many are detained in prison department establishments, community homes and youth treatment centres, respectively.

[pursuant to his reply, 19 February 1982, c. 231]: Persons aged under 17 detained in England and Wales under section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 on 31 December 1981 by location:

LocationNumber of persons
In prison department establishments42
In community homes11
In youth treatment centres25