asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in the five years to the latest available date a night curfew was made a condition of bail in respect of persons under 21 years of age.
The only information available centrally relates to the period May to October 1978 and was published in table 8.13 of "Criminal Statistics England and Wales, 1979"—Cmnd. 8098. In that period about 3 per cent. of all persons released on bail by magistrates' courts were required to observe a curfew; this figure represented about one in seven of all those required to observe conditions after release on bail.