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Remand Prisoners

Volume 131: debated on Friday 15 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many remand prisoners occupied a place in a bail hostel during (a) 1986 and (b) 1987 in England and Wales.

In 1986, at all approved probation/ bail and bail hostels in England and Wales, 410 places were occupied on average each month by persons on remand; the corresponding figure for 1987 was 538. Based on an average length of stay of nine weeks it is estimated that 2,378 persons on remand occupied approved hostel places in 1986 and 3,120 occupied places in 1987.