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Black Report

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if it is still intended to implement the Black report's recommendation that custodial and residential sentences for juveniles should be replaced by a single determinate residential order as announced by the then Minister of State to the Northern Ireland Committee on 5 November. 1980.

The Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 replaced semi-determinate borstal training orders by provision for determinate sentences for young persons aged over 16 years convicted of imprisonable offences. Further legislation relating to the Black report recommendations on the sentencing of those aged 16 and under is still being considered.