To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juvenile detentions have been made in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry over each of the past five years. 
[holding answer 15 July 2003]: The information requested is contained in the table.Statistics for 2002 will be available in the autumn.
|Number of persons aged 10–17 years sentenced to immediate custody1 for all offences in the West Midlands, 1997 to 2001|
|West Midlands police force area||Of which: Coventry|
|1 Secure training order, detention and training order, young offender institution, detention under Sec 53 C&YPA 1933 and detention under sees 90–92 PCCA(S)A 2000.|