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Bail Act 1976

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the working of the Bail Act 1976.

I have noted the concern that has been expressed about the working of the Bail Act 1976. I am awaiting an analysis of bail decisions made in the first year after the Act came into force, and I shall consider the operation of the Act in the light of that analysis.