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Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of those charged with crimes were granted bail in 1987; how many of those granted bail had been charged with theft; and what percentage of those granted bail were (a) subsequently found guilty, or (b) subsequently found not guilty or (c) awaiting trial at the end of 1987.

Information on the numbers of persons finally dealt with by the courts who had been remanded on bail by the police, magistrates' courts or the Crown court, by offence type and outcome, is published in chapter 8 of "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 1986" (Cm. 233), a copy of which is in the Library. Information is not available on the number remanded on bail at any particular time.