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Corporal Punishment: Young people

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent guidance his Department has issued to young offender institutions on the prohibition on corporal punishment in the juvenile secure estate. (288439)

The Ministry of Justice has not issued any recent guidance to young offender institutions on the prohibition of corporal punishment in the Young People’s secure estate.

Corporal punishment in prisons was abolished under Section 65 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967. This section of the Act remains in force.