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Remand Prisoners

Volume 981: debated on Friday 28 March 1980

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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 months274
Over three months up to and including six months12
Over six months up to and including nine months1
Over nine months up to and including one year
Over one year
Total287
* including any time which may have been spent on bail.