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Remand Statistics

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many persons were remanded in custody and subsequently acquitted or not proceeded with in the years 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively;(2) what was the average time spent on remand for those who were subsequently acquitted or not proceeded with during 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively;(3) how many persons who were remanded in custody and subsequently acquitted or not proceeded against spent

(a) nil to three months on remand, (b) three to six months on remand, (c) six to nine months on remand, (d) nine to 12 months on remand and (e) over 12 months on remand in respect of those first remanded during 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively.

The information is not available in the form requested. However, the following table sets out (1) the number of persons who were in custody at the time of trial and were subsequently acquitted or not proceeded with in the years 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively; (2) the average time on remand (including time on bail) for such persons; and (3) a breakdown of these persons by length of time on remand.

Year of discharge19801981198219831984
Time on remand (including time on bail)
0–3 months38739615710297
3–6 months6441321514
6–9 months4616201513
9–12 months9117815
over 12 months92042325
Total persons515484220163164
Average length on remand (including time on bail) (days)627171131176