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Remanded Prisoners

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is any length of time beyond which his Department endeavours to inform itself of the number of prisoners in custody and awaiting trial.

No, although governors of local prisons and remand centres in England and Wales are encouraged to keep the circuit and courts administrators in their area regularly informed of those prisoners in their custody who have been awaiting trial for more than 12 weeks in the case of adults, and 8 weeks in the case of persons under 21.