Feltham Young Offender Institution - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Carlile of Berriew Lord Carlile of Berriew Crossbench 4:00 pm, 24th July 2019

My Lords, does not Peter Clarke’s shocking report reveal two things: first, that the Ministry of Justice has been asleep on the job and is not the right department to be running youth custody institutions; and, secondly, that issues concerning children in custody should be part of children’s policy, not penal policy, and should be run by the government department that is responsible for children?