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Education: Young Offender Institutions

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the education facilities available for young offenders in young offender institutions; and if he will make a statement. (233739)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Ministry of Justice are jointly responsible for policy on education for young offenders. Both Departments worked with the Home Office to produce the Youth Crime Action Plan (July 2008), which included considering the issues affecting education for young offenders and developing commitments to bring improvements. The preparation of this strategy included a range of trilateral discussions between Secretaries of State and Ministers, and these discussions will continue as the Action Plan is implemented.