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Children And Young Persons (Detention)

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an offender sentenced to be detained for a determinate period under section 53(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and detained in prison at his direction is entitled to remission of any part of that sentence under theprison rules.

No. But these detainees can be released on licence at any point in their sentence, and such arrangements are designed to ensure that they are not treated less favourably than other offenders.