§ 44. Mr. Wheeler
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to make available senior attendance centres for those aged from 17 to 21 years; and where the first new centre will be located.720W
at the latest available date; and what was the length of time that each of them had been on remand.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
Attendance centres covering the whole of this age-group are at present in operation in Manchester and Greenwich. It is the Government's policy to open more senior attendance centres, but the rate at which this can be done will depend on the making of satisfactory arrangements for accommodation and staffing. I am looking into the possibilities in several places, in the hope of being able to make one or more new centres available by next March; but I cannot yet say which will be the first to be opened.