Young Offenders: Custodial Treatment

Justice written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children were moved from secure children's homes to young offender institutions in each of the last five years.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families; Minister for the North West), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children and Youth Justice) (and Minister for the North West)

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Information about such transfers is not collected centrally. The Youth Justice Board informs us that it providing the information requested would involve a manual search of records at establishments: this could be done only at disproportionate cost.

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