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Young Offenders Institution (Glynneath)

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on the possibility of establishing a Young Offenders' Institution at Glynneath; and if he will make a statement. [107274]

I have received representations from a number of sources. It is important that young offenders are placed as closely as possible to their home communities. I therefore believe that the case for establishing a new Secure Training Centre for Wales is a strong one. I have written to the Chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales expressing my support for the initiative.