§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to require courts to(a) speed up the disposal of juvenile court cases and (b) cut down the period for which young people are remanded in custody or secure accommodation prior to a hearing.
§ Mr. John Patten
The consultation paper on juvenile remand urges all those involved to ensure that juvenile cases are dealt with without avoidable delay. Custody time limits apply to juveniles remanded in prison custody.