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Bail Hostels

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places there are in bail hostels in each of the probation areas of England and Wales.

The following is the information for all types of approved hostel; about one third of the total places are occupied by persons on bail:

Places in approved hostels on 31 October 1985
Probation areaBail hostelsCombined bail and probation hostelsProbation hostels which also take persons on bail
Avon2920
Bedfordshire19
Berkshire1560
Buckinghamshire16
Cambridgeshire22
Cheshire15
Cleveland2020
Cornwall16
Cumbria18
Derbyshire17
Devon1620
Dorset14
Essex1530
Glamorgan (Mid)20
Glamorgan (South)20
Hampshire2536
Hereford & Worcester32
Hertfordshire15

Places in approved hostels on 31 October 1985

Probation area

Bail hostels

Combined bail and probation hostels

Probation hostels which also take persons on bail

Humberside19
Kent52
Lancashire1441
Leicestershire1740
Lincolnshire15
London - Inner4426135
London - North East37
London - South East16
London - South West14
Greater Manchester2763
Merseyside958
Middlesex1814
West Midlands341456
Norfolk18
Northamptonshire39
Northumbria919
North Wales12
Nottinghamshire53
Oxfordshire12
Somerset15
Staffordshire1220
Suffolk32
Surrey14
Warwickshire30
Yorkshire - South2461
Yorkshire - West1598
Totals2493081,219

Eleven probation areas have no hostel but the courts there have access to hostels in neighbouring probation areas.