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Remand In Custody

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in reducing the time spent on remand in custody awaiting trial.

The average time spent in custody on remand, from the prisoner's first appearance in the magistrates court to his arraignment before the Crown court, was 125 days in 1992. This compares with 119 days in 1991.