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Custody

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average daily number of prisoners remanded or committed in custody in 1979; and what percentage of the average daily prison population this represented.

The provisional figure for the average daily population of persons on remand in prison department establishments in England and Wales in 1979 is 6,130; this represents about 14½ per cent. of the total average daily population. Information on the average daily population of prison department establishments in England and Wales in 1979 will be published later in the year in "Prison Statistics England and Wales"—tables 1·1 and 1·4 of the volume for 1978, Cmnd 7626.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were remanded or committed in custody in 1979; of these, in how many cases the person was found not guilty or the case was not proceeded with; and in how many cases the person was given a non-custodial sentence.

Information on the ultimate disposal of those received on remand is published annually in "Prison Statistics England and Wales"—tables 2·1 and 2·2 of the volume for 1978, Cmnd. 7626. Figures for 1979 are not yet available.