Remand in Custody: Children

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st January 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to exempt children from the increases in remand custody time limits introduced in The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to introduce further changes to the remand custody time limits introduced in The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, apart from an exemption for children.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Forthcoming regulations will be introduced to remove children from the remit of The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 as soon as Parliamentary time allows. No further changes to these regulations are currently planned.

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