Secure Training Centres: Physical Restraint — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 13th January 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Stern Baroness Stern Crossbench 2:45 pm, 13th January 2009

My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply and welcome the involvement of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Does she agree that the Appeal Court not only ruled against widening the grounds for using force against young people but actually implied that there should be a reduction? When does she expect the number of occasions when force is used to fall? The Youth Justice Board has just reported figures for the third quarter of 2008 showing that force was used in secure training centres 510 times, a 30 per cent increase on the preceding quarter.