§ Mr. Hutton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to bring section 60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 into operation; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Maclean
[holding answer 27 January 1997]: Sufficient secure local authority accommodation is required before section 60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 can be brought into operation. The Government are funding an expansion of the local authority secure estate.