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Bailed Persons

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what percentage of persons awaiting trial were granted bail in Leicestershire during each of the last five years for which records are available; how many and what percentage of such persons were subsequently convicted of having committed offences while on bail; and what were those offences;(2) how many and what percentage of persons awaiting trial were granted bail in the United Kingdom during each of the last five years for which records are available and how many and what percentage of such persons were subsequently convicted of having committed offences while on bail; and what were those offences.

I am seeking this information and will write to my hon. and learned Friend.