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Young Offenders

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements have been made to house offenders under the age of 21 years following the transfer of prisoners from Barlinnie prison in Glasgow to Glenochil young offenders' institute and other young offenders' institutions.

I refer to my reply of 12 May to my hon. Friend the Member for Moray (Mr. Pollock).In order to reduce pressure of overcrowding at Barlinnie prison and other local prisons, Noranside young offenders institution was converted to use as an adult open prison on 13 April and two halls of Glenochil young offenders institution have been used for adult prisoners since 4 March and 6 April, respectively. A group of 40 inmates from Glenochil young offenders institution who had been presenting management problems were transferred to B hall, Dumfries prison, on 15 April, where they are being kept out of association with adult inmates.Plans to complete the transfer of remaining under-21 inmates in Glenochil YOI to Dumfries prison and Greenock prison are now being drawn up (together with plans for transfer of adult inmates from Dumfries and

Expenditure within the Secretary of State's responsibility in real terms (1987–88 base year)1
£ million
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food160209224200187193205216196186
Industry, Energy, Trade and Employment170173176166195189230310357257
Other services:
Other Environmental Services630681643620615616601586641610
Law, Order and Protective Services392423447475494529551543587625
Arts and Libraries69648082787678818382
Health and Social Work2,0732,1312,2702,3472,3642,4112,4772,4732,5562,605
Other Public Services10910410810696114114112116118
Local Authority Current Expenditure not allocated to services124
Total Other Services7,0367,2447,2847,2557,1327,2257,1416,9487,2957,430
Nationalised Industries External Financing13324415912619732842724925087
Total Expenditure within the Secretary of State's responsibility7,4987,8687,8447,7477,7117,9368,0037,7238,0997,960
1The figures are the cash figures taken from the 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987 editions of "Public Expenditure: A Commentary on The Scot and Programme" adjusted for general inflation as measured by the GDP deflator at market prices.
2The figures for 1987–88 are planned provision. Those for 1986–87 are based on provisional outturn figures, and those for earlier year are based on actual outturn.

Note: The individual figures for services may not sum to the totals due to roundings.