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Children: Remand in Custody

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children were detained in custody with adults in each of the last five years. (287686)

Information on the number of young people under 18 years old who have been required to share accommodation with adults is not collected centrally.

Young people are not routinely required to share accommodation with adults. They will only do so in a small number of cases where there are exceptional circumstances, such as the need to manage disruptive and violent behaviour, and where this is considered to be the preferred course of action.