HC Deb 20 April 1998 vol 310 c533W
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. [38816]

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.