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Custodial Remands

Volume 959: debated on Thursday 30 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the length of time spent in prison by prisoners on remand.

As announced in the Budget Statement, an extra £10 million has been made available for law and order purposes, and £2 million of this is being made available for the running of magistrates' courts. It is intended that this money should be used primarily for reducing delays in magistrates' courts.