§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the offence of the 15-year-old girl sentenced to borstal in 1979,.
§ Mr. Mayhew
In 1979, 24 girls aged 15 were received into prison department establishments in England and Wales on sentence of borstal training. The readily available information about the offences for which these girls were sentenced is given in the following table:
Receptions of girls aged 15 under sentence of borstal training into prison department establishment in England and Wales: by offence group Offence group Number of receptions Violence against the person 2 Sexual offences — Burglary 10 Robbery 2 Theft, handling, fraud and forgery 9 Other offences 1 Total 24