§ 68. Mr. Rowland
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the maximum period during which a youth below the age of 18 years can be detained in prison before being transferred to a Borstal allocation centre; and if he will review this practice.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
There is no statutory maximum period during which a young man of an age to be sentenced to borstal training can remain in prison awaiting removal to a borstal allocation centre. Boys are moved to an allocation centre as quickly as possible.