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Remand Prisoners

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of (a) men and (b) women being held on remand in police cells in England and Wales on 29 February.

The figures given are for 28 February, data is not collected on Saturdays or Sundays.On Friday 28 February there were 1,593 males and 33 females held in police cells in England and Wales. It is not possible, from the information available, to distinguish between remand and sentenced prisoners, but most would have been held on remand.