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Custodial Treatment: Children

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children of age (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12 and (d) 13 were held in custody (i) on remand and (ii) after being convicted of an offence in (A) 2004, (B) 2005 and (C) 2006; and what the average length of detention was in each of those years. (162058)

The following table shows the number of young people in custody on remand or under sentence as at 30 June in the three years in question. Young people in this age range are accommodated in either a secure children’s home or secure training centre. The data has been supplied by the Youth Justice Board.

Age 10Age 11Age 12Age 13

Sentenced

Remanded

Sentenced

Remanded

Sentenced

Remanded

Sentenced

Remanded

2004

0

0

1

0

9

4

43

6

2005

0

0

1

0

10

2

35

6

2006

0

0

0

0

12

1

25

7

The following table shows the average length of detention in days of young people in custody on remand or under sentence as at 30 June in the three years in question, The data has been supplied by the Youth Justice Board.

Age 10Age 11Age 12Age 13

Sentenced

Remanded

Sentenced

Remanded

Sentenced

Remanded

Sentenced

Remanded

2004

0

0

264

0

211

34

129

40

2005

0

0

547

0

168

75

164

38

2006

0

0

0

0

130

10

174

26