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Young Offenders

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles were held at (a) HMYOI Feltham, (b) HMYOI Warrington,

WhiteBlackSouth AsianChinese and otherUnrecordedTotal
April 2002
Feltham1021018120223
Werrington908110100
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross39130043
Onley16235620205
Glen Parva000000
May 2002
Feltham122859170233
Werrington10010010111
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross25132031
Onley15436950204
Glen Parva000000
June 2002
Feltham1431159210288
Werrington10313000116
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross21132027
Onley15422940189
Glen Parva000000
July 2002
Feltham13411813270292
Werrington1108130122
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross26130030
Onley16317740191
Glen Parva000000
August 2002
Feltham12711913280287
Werrington1139130126
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross14210017
Onley14822730180
Glen Parva000000
September 2002
Feltham13912017290305
Werrington1129140126
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross22211026
Onley150321020194
Glen Parva100001
October 2002
Feltham14511510381309
Werrington1059240120
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross29210032
Onley163271330206
Glen Parva100001
November 2002
Feltham13910912320292
Werrington10511220120
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross19221024
Onley161201150197
Glen Parva100001

(c) HMYOI Northallerton, (d) HMYOI Thorn Cross, (e) HMYOI Onley and (f) HMYOI Glen Parva in each of the last 12 months, broken down by ethnic group. [113431]

The numbers of prisoners aged under 18 who were held at (a) Her Majesty"s Young Offenders Institution Feltham, (b) Her Majesty"s Young Offenders Institution Werrington, (c) Her Majesty"s Young Offenders Institution Northallerton, (d) Her Majesty"s Young Offenders Institution Thorn Cross, (e) Her Majesty"s Young Offenders Institution Onley and (f) Her Majesty"s Young Offenders Institution Glen Parva in each of the last 12 months, broken down by ethnic group, are given in the tables.

White

Black

South Asian

Chinese and other

Unrecorded

Total

December 2002

Feltham14810011320291
Werrington948310106
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross19111022
Onley15221750185
Glen Parva100001

January 2003

Feltham134898310262
Werrington84742097
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross18121022
Onley14925460184
Glen Parva000000

February 2003

Feltham127979240257
Werrington9012410107
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross14222020
Onley14428450181
Glen Parva000000

March 2003

Feltham131936210251
Werrington9411410110
Northallerton000000
Thorn Cross21131026
Onley15725330188
Glen Parva000000

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles have been sentenced to detention for life under (a) section 53 of the Children and Young Offenders Act 1933 and (b) section 91 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 in each of the last 10 years. [113433]

Juveniles sentenced to life under Section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and Sections 90–92 of the Prowers of Criminal

Courts (Sentencing) Act 20001
England and Wales
Number of Juveniles
Type of Sentence1992199319941995199619971998199920002001
Section 53(1)/Section 90/92—HMP (Life for murder)11241610262610242027
Section 53(2)/Section 91/92—HMP (Life for other serious offences)1431112512
Total sentenced to life12281911272712292129
1 Sections 53 (1) and (2) of the children and Young Persons Act 1933 were repealed on 25 August 2000 and their provisions were

transferred to Sections 90/92 and 91/92 respectively of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of young offenders have no recognised qualifications. [115114]

[holding answer 22 May 2003]: The information is not available in this precise form but the

The information requested is contained in the table.Statistics for 2002 will be available in the autumn.Youth Justice Board"s last general education audit, published in November 2001, showed that of juveniles who went into custody at least 71 per cent. had left school without any significant literacy or numeracy qualifications.