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Remand Centres (Closures)

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy not to approve any proposal for the closure of a remand centre for young persons until he has satisfied himself of the availability of adequate suitable facilities in other similar establishments.

The availability and suitability of alternative facilities is one of the major factors taken into account before any decision about a change of role is taken.