The government has abandoned plans to scrap the Youth Justice Board (YJB). The decision came shortly after another U-turn over plans to axe the post of chief coroner. Both issues had threatened to derail the passage of the Public Bodies Bill through the Lords last Wednesday.
In October 2010 it was announced that the YJB would cease to function as a public body, and the leadership of youth justice and functions of the YJB would move into the Ministry of Justice. Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly said at that time: Read the full story