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Criminal Statistics

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the lengths of time on remand in custody and the alleged offences of each of those currently in prison who have been waiting for over 12 months.

[pursuant to the reply, 15 December, 1982, c. 139–140]: The information available is given in the following table. Information on the offences with which remand prisoners are charged is not collected centrally and could be made available only at disproportionate cost.

Population of untried and convicted unsentenced prisoners in prison department establishments in England and Wales on 30 November 1982 who were initially remanded in custody more than 12 months earlier: by length of time since initial remand in custody

Length of time since initial remand in custody


Estimated number

Over 1 year up to 18 months75
Over 18 months up to 2 years18
Over 2 years5

* Includes any time spent on bail after the initial remand in custody and may involve consecutive periods on remand resulting from different charges.

† The figures are those recorded centrally and are approximate; detailed checking of individual cases would involve disproportionate cost.