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Custodial Remands

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were remanded in custody by the courts in the following cities during each of the last three complete years for which figures are available and what proportion of the total number of people charged this represents: Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds. Leicester. Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield;(2) how many people remanded in custody in the following cities during the latest 12-month period for which this information is available were subsequently acquitted of the charges brought against them or given prison sentences of shorter duration than the time they had already spent in custody; and what proportion of the total number of custodial remand prisoners tried during that year in each of these cities, respectively, this represents: Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield;(3) if he will publish in the

Official Reporta list of all sentences imposed by courts in the following cities on persons in custodial remand, together with the period of remand imprisonment served in each case up to the date of sentencing, during the latest 12-month period for which figures are available: Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.