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Remand Prisoners

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in the last five years have spent (a) over six months, (b) over 12 months, (c) over 18 months and (d) over two years in prison on remand.[118783]

The numbers of prisoners in Prison Service establishments in England and Wales in each of the last five years who have spent (a) more than six months up to and including 12 months, (b) more than 12 months up to and including 18 months, (c) more than 18 months up to and including two years and (d) more than two years on remand are given in the table.

Length since first remandTotal
30 June 1999
More than six months up to and including 12 months1,070
More than 12 months up to and including 18 months200
More than 18 months up to and including two years80
More than two years60
30 June 2000
More than six months up to and including 12 months870
More than 12 months up to and including 18 months180
More than 18 months up to and including two years50
More than two years120
30 June 2001
More than six months up to and including 12 months770
More than 12 months up to and including 18 months170
More than 18 months up to and including two years50
More than two years160
30 June 2002
More than six months up to and including 12 months940
More than 12 months up to and including 18 months170
Length since first remandTotal
More than 18 months up to and including two years60
More than two years220
30 June 2003
More than six months up to and including 12 months1,150
More than 12 months up to and including 18 months230
More than 18 months up to and including two years90
More than two years270