asked Her Majesty's Government:What was the total number of secure places for juveniles in
(a) youth treatment centres and (b) local authority secure units in each year from 1990 to 1995
respectively; what is the current number of such places; and how many such places have been opened and closed respectively since 1991.
Information is collected centrally on the numbers of places approved. Figures on the total number of approved places in England are in the table. Monthly information on approved places at each secure unit is published in Table 1 of Children accommodated in secure units, year ending 31 March 1995, England A/F 95/21 (and Table H of previous publications), a copy of which is available in the Library.
|Places approved by the Secretary of State in local authority secure units at 1 April 1990–1996|