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Mentally-Disordered Offenders

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to his answer of 21 June, Official Report, columns 631–32, what is the nature and circumstances of the contempt of court of which two mentally-disordered offenders were held, respectively, for 51 days and 323 days in prison; what were the ages and sex of the offenders; and where they were held.

The person in custody for 323 days was male, aged 30 years, held in Pentonville for breach of an injunction; the person held for 51 days was female, aged 40 years, in Holloway. Details of the circumstances in which the court made the orders are not available.