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Bail

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of suspects failed to answer (i) police bail, (ii) bail before magistrates courts and (iii) bail to appear in the Crown court in the latest year for which figures are available.

The information requested is published annually in "Criminal statistics, England and Wales", chapter 8. In 1991, 7 per cent. of persons bailed by the police, 7 per cent. of those bailed by magistrates courts and 9 per cent. of those bailed to appear at the Crown court, failed to appear.