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Bail

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide a breakdown of the main reasons given for refusal of bail.

Such information is not collected routinely but details of the grounds for refusal of bail by magistrates' courts in the period May to October 1978 are contained in Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 1979 (paragraph 8·8 and tables 8·9 and 8·10).

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what was the total number of bail beds available in England and Wales, the location of the bail hostels and percentage occupancy in 1984;(2) what is the average cost of a bail bed; and what is the average cost of a prison remand place.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to his question on 27 June at column 453.