§ Sir Raymond Powell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the review of Government proposals for youth justice to be completed. 
§ Mr. Michael
The results of the initial review are reflected in the Crime and Disorder Bill and the White Paper "No More Excuses" (Cm 3809). A considerable amount of work is being undertaken to make the youth justice system effective in preventing offending and reoffending and to prepare for implementation of our proposed reforms. I am pleased to say that the reforms are receiving very positive support and co-operation from the police and from local authorities and other interested parties.