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Youth Justice

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the priorities of the Youth Justice Unit and other youth justice initiatives. (202067)

Since the creation of the Joint Youth Justice Unit in November 2007, I have had a number of meetings with my right hon. Friend the Member for Normanton (Ed Balls) to discuss youth justice. Our respective Ministers of State also meet one another regularly to discuss these matters. There are also regular meetings between Ministers and the Youth Justice Board to monitor performance and discuss topical issues.