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Remanded Persons

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons are at present remanded in custody in England and Wales; and what is the longest period currently served by a remand prisoner.

On 31st May 1977 there were 3,452 persons awaiting trial in prisons and remand centres in England and Wales, and 1,768 persons who had been convicted and were awaiting sentence. The longest period to that date that any of these persons had been held on remand in custody was 491 days.