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Remand Prisoners

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of (a) 16-year-olds, (b) 15-year-olds and (c) 14-year-olds held in adult prisons on remand for any period of time during each of the last five years. [36257]

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Alun Michael, dated 23 October 1995:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question asking, how many 14, 15, and 16 year olds were held in adult prisons on remand during each of the last five years.
The available information is for the establishments receiving untried prisoners and is given in the attached table.
Receptions of 14, 15 and 16-year-old untried prisoners into adult Prison Service establishments in England and Wales 1990 to 1994.

Age

Year

14

15

16

1990052135
199124391

Age

Year

14

15

16

19921716
19930216
1994103961

1 Provisional figures.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average remand population in England and Wales for each of the last five years; and how many of them were (a) aged under 17, (b) aged between 17 and under 21 and (c) aged over 21 years. [37173]

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Alun Michael, dated 23 October 1995:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question asking what was the average remand population in England and Wales for each of the last five years; and how many of them were (a) aged under 17, (b) aged between 17 and under 21 and (c) aged over 21 years.
The information is not available in the form requested. However, information on the average population of untried and convicted unsentenced prisoners is published in successive volumes of "Prison statistics, England and Wales" (table 1.4 of the 1993 edition, Cm 2581), a copy of which is available from the Library of the House. The population of young remand prisoners by age on 30 June each year is also given in table 3.2. Information for 1994 is given in the attached tables.

Average population of remand prisoners in Prison Service establishments in England and Wales in 1994

1 2

Males

Females

Total

Untried

Aged 15–202,021482,069
Aged 21 and over6,6753036,978

Convicted unsentenced

Aged 15–2089826924
Aged 21 and over2,1441132,257

1 Excludes 122 untried and 7 convicted unsentenced male prisoners held in police cells.

2 Provisional figures.

Population of young remand prisoners in Prison Service establishments on 30 June 1994

1

Age

Untried

Convicted unsentenced

15–1614481
17–201,974864
Aged 21 and over7,0982,332

1 Provisional figures.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were remanded in custody in England and Wales; and how many of those were (a) aged under 17, (b) aged between 17 and under 21 and (c) aged over 21 years at the latest date available. [37172]

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Alun Michael, dated 23 October 1995:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question asking how many persons were remanded in custody in England and Wales; and how many of those were (a) aged under 17, (b) aged between 17 and under 21 and (c) aged over 21 years at the latest date available.
The latest available information is for 31 August 1995. On that date, there were 11,308 people on remand in Prison Service establishments in England and Wales. Of these, 221 were aged under 17 years; 2,606 were aged between 17 and 20 years; and 8,481 were aged over 21 years.