asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of (a) the total of prisoners remanded in custody and (b) juveniles under 17 years had been remanded in custody in excess of (i) three months, (ii) six months, (iii) nine months and (iv) one year, respectively.
A breakdown in the form requested for all prisoners could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The information available about unsentenced juveniles is given in the following table:
|Unsentenced juveniles aged 14 to 16 in prison department establishments in England and Wales on 31 January 1980: by length of time since first remand
|Length of time since first remand*
|Number of persons
|Up to and including three months
|Over three months up to and including six months
|Over six months up to and including nine months
|Over nine months up to and including one year
|Over one year
|* including any time which may have been spent on bail.