Persons sentenced to Borstal detention in Scotland are at present accommodated in one Borstal institution and in four parts of prisons reserved for Borstal cases. The number of inmates on 18th November was 213 males and 16 females.
I should like to assure the hon. Member that the most scrupulous care is taken to keep these boys and girls away from the other inmates of the prisons, and the supervisory staff is very carefully selected for this work.
Cannot the right hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that he will take away these Borstal boys and girls from the prisons altogether There is adequate room for them elsewhere.
Certainly they are reviewed. As regards the previous question, I am assured that the parts of the prisons which have been set apart serve their purpose very well.