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Detained Persons

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unconvicted prisoners in custody in England and Wales on 31 December 1979 had been in custody for over 110 days.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 March 1980, c. 650–51]: Information in the form requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, it is estimated that on 31 December 1979 there were nearly 900 persons held on remand to await trial in prison department establishments in England and Wales whose date of initial remand into custody was more than 110 days earlier. However, this takes no account of time spent on bail during that period.