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Prisoners On Remand

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 18 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners on remand are currently being held in police and court cells; and where they are.

On the night of 17 November a total of 121 prisoners were held in police custody, 111 in the Metropolitan Police area, one in that of the city of London force, and nine in that of the Sussex force. The information available centrally does not identify remand prisoners separately, but they normally constitute a majority of the prisoners so held.