Children and young people

Part of Prisons and Courts Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:15 pm ar 18 Ebrill 2017.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 5:15, 18 Ebrill 2017

I agree with the hon. Gentleman that the reports to which he refers are well worth considering. The Government responded warmly to the Taylor review.

Young people lead their lives in a more online way than some of us older folk, so having an online procedure that explains things to young people, with the safeguard of their having to attend court so that they give only an indication of plea in writing—they do not actually plead—will help.