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DEVOLUTION OF YOUTH JUSTICE POWERS TO WALES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 219: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the publication of a new report by the Howard League for Penal Reform and its key recommendations that youth justice powers be devolved to Wales; notes that significant numbers of adult prisoners began their immersion in the criminal justice system in their youth and that current policies are not successful in preventing crime; supports the development of youth justice towards a Nordic-style model for rehabilitation of children rather than punishment; and calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to enter into discussions in order to devolve responsibility for youth justice to the Welsh Ministers.