§ Mr. Oakes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people are currently detained under section 53(1) and (2) of the Children and Young Persons Act.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The information available is given in the following table.
PERSONS AGED UNDER 17 DETAINED IN ENGLAND AND WALES UNDER SECTIONS 53(1) AND (2) OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS ACT 1933 ON 31 OCTOBER 1979, BY LOCATION: Location Number of persons Males In prison department establishments 31 In community homes 17 In youth treatment centres 3 Females In community homes 3