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Persons Awaiting Trial (Duration Of Detention)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are currently held in custody in England and Wales who have been so held for more than two years awaiting trial.

Precise information could be made available only at disproportionate cost. It is estimated that on 30 September 1981 about 10 persons awaiting trial in prison department establishments in England and Wales had been first remanded in custody more than two years earlier; some of them had spent some time on bail.