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Bail (Recidivism)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons nationally have been convicted of further offences while on bail in each of the last three years.

The information requested is not available. However, the Home Office has in hand a national analysis of the incidence of re-offending while on bail based on bail decisions made at magistrates' courts during the first year of operation of the Bail Act 1976, that is April 1978-April 1979.