Prison Population

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st March 1977.

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Photo of Mr Roger Sims Mr Roger Sims , Chislehurst 12:00 am, 31st March 1977

Will the Minister accept that an alternative to imprisonment is to deprive the offender of his liberty at the weekends by means of attendance centres, for instance? However, whereas, as his right hon. Friend said just now, there are 60 attendance centres for juniors, there are only two for older offenders. Will he reconsider the Home Office attitude to extending this system for older offenders?