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Young Offender Institutions: Physical Restraint

Volume 702: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2008

Today my right honourable friend the Minister for Children, Young People and Families (Beverley Hughes) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

On 8 October 2007, my right honourable friend the Minister of State for Justice and I announced the appointment of Andrew Williamson CBE and Peter Smallridge CBE as independent co-chairs of the review of restraint in juvenile secure settings. The Ministry of Justice and the Department for Children, Schools and Families have joint responsibility for the review.

I am pleased to announce that the chairs reported their recommendations to my right honourable friend and me on 20 June. We welcome their report and will give its recommendations careful consideration. We intend to publish the chairs’ full report alongside our response to its recommendations by the end of October.