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Young Persons

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the current review procedures for young people sentenced to be detained at Her Majesty's pleasure under section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.

The release of a person sentenced to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure is subject to the provisions of section 61(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, and my right hon. and learned Friend may authorise the release of such a person if recommended to do so by the Parole Board and after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice and, if available, the trial judge. The review procedures for such cases are the same as those for life sentence prisoners described in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Hampshire, East (Mr. Mates), on 30 November 1983 at columns 513–15.