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Young Prisoners

Volume 264: debated on Friday 20 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 15 and 16-year-olds were held in adult prisons (a) in London and (b) nationally awaiting trial in each of the last five years. [33807]

[holding answer 12 July 1995]: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mrs. Barbara Roche, dated 20 October 1995:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question on how many 15 and 16 year olds were held in adult prisons (a) in London and (b) nationally awaiting trial in each of the last five years.
The available information is for the establishments receiving untried prisoners and is given in the attached table.

Receptions of 15 and 16 year old untried prisoners into adult Prison Service establishments in England and Wales 1990–94

Year

Number received into an adult establishment

1990

London0
England and Wales187

1991

London0
England and Wales134

1992

London0
England and Wales23

1993

London0
England and Wales18

19941

London0
England and Wales100

1 Provisional figures.