Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 3rd March 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Howe of Idlicote Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench 3:15 pm, 3rd March 2008

I warmly support the intentions behind these proposals, although I do not know whether they meet all the legal requirements to deliver what the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, proposes. It has been argued forcefully that this period is one in which children's behaviour can be changed. A great deal of flexibility is needed, but it is possible to deter young people with the appropriate action from further wrongdoing and offending.