Clause 44. — (Remand centres, detention centres and Borstal institutions.)

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15 July 1948.

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Lords Amendment: In page 44, line 9, leave out from "provide" to end of line 12 and insert:

  1. "(a) remand centres, that is to say places for the detention of persons not less than fourteen but under twenty-one years of age who are remanded or committed in custody for trial or sentence:
  2. (b) detention centres, that is to say places in which persons not less than fourteen but under twenty-one years of age who are ordered to be detained in such centres under this Act may be kept for short periods under discipline suitable to persons of their age and description; and
  3. (c) Borstal institutions, that is to say places in which offenders not less than sixteen but under twenty-one years of age may be detained and given such training and instruction as will conduce to their reformation and the prevention of crime."

2.45 a.m.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Younger Mr Kenneth Younger , Grimsby

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This Amendment and the next one to line 12 provide definitions of remand centres, detention centres, Borstal institutions and attendance centres.