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Fitness-To-Plead Reports

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fitness-to-plead reports were prepared in 1981 on women and men, respectively; and, of these, how many were prepared on bail and how many in custody.

The issue of an accused person's fitness-to-plead will normally be considered in any pretrial psychiatric report. We have no information about the number of reports in which it is suggested that the accused is unfit to plead.