To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juvenile sentenced receptions there were in to (a) prisons, (b) local authority units and (c) secure training centres in England and Wales for (i) less than one month, (ii) between one and three months, (iii) between three and six months and (iv) between six and 12 months in each of the last five years.
The figures for (a), the number of juveniles received under sentence into all prison establishments in England and Wales can be found in the following table.
|Less than or equal to one month||26||48||55||76||108|
|Greater than one month and less than or equal to three months||931||32||162||200||239|
|Greater than three months and less than or equal to six months||2,411||2,141||2,257||2,361||2,246|
|Greater than six months and less than 12 months||967||876||867||854||864|
For (b), local authority secure children's homes, and (c) secure training centres, data to provide the figures in the form requested are not available. Obtaining the information would involve extensive manual work on individual case files which would constitute disproportionate cost.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large-scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.