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Young Offenders

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total annual cost of dealing with young people in the judicial and custodial systems; and if he will make a statement. [36525]

Including the costs to the courts, police, Crown Prosecution Service, legal aid and Prison Service of dealing with defendants aged 10 to 20, the total cost in 1993–94 was about £650 million.