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Remand Prisoners, Durham

Volume 201: debated on Tuesday 14 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what was the average period of time remand prisoners are held in Durham prison before being brought to trial in the last two years for which figures are available;(2) how many people are currently held on remand in police cells in the county of Durham.

On Friday 10 January, two unconvicted prisoners, both under the age of 21, were held in police cells in the Durham constabulary area.Information on the average length of time served by prisoners in Durham prison who are remanded in custody is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.