§ Baroness Faithfull
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many juveniles and young adults respectively were serving detention centre sentences on 30th April 1983, 31st May 1983 and on the most recent convenient date.1275WA
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Elton)
The information available is given in the following table:
Population of young offenders in detention centres in England and Wales on 30th April, 31st May and 30th September 1983: by age group.
Number(1) Age Group 14–16 17–20 30th April 1983 590 1,460 31st May 1983 570 1,230 30th September1983 470 960 (1) Rounded estimates.