HC Deb 09 April 1891 vol 352 cc219-20

Address for—

"Return, for the year 1890, of the following information concerning the period during which Prisoners were detained while awaiting Trial at Courts of Quarter Sessions and Assizes in England and Wales, showing (1) the time of detention in Prison before Trial of all Prisoners tried at Assizes and Quarter Sessions in England and Wales during the year 1890:—

Courts (Assize and Quarter sessions) Total number of Prisoners tried. Number of Prisoners detained in Prison between Committal for Trial and Trial for—
2 to 4weeks.* 4 to 6 weeks. 6 to 8 weeks. 8 to 10weeks. 10 to 12weeks. Over 12weeks.
* Time to be reckoned from date of Committal for Trial to actual day on which Trial commenced.

"And (2) the number of Prisoners awaiting Trial in Prison at the time of the holding of Assizes during the year 1890, and tried subsequently at Quarter Sessions, in the following form:—

Place and date of Assizes. Number of Prisoners in Prison on the first day of the Assizes who had been committed for Trial at Quarter sessions. Place and date of Quarter Sessions at which such Prisoners were subsequently tried. Number of Prisoners in Column 2 tried at such Sessions. Interval between first day of Assizes and first day of Sessions.
—(Sir William Harcourt.)

House adjourned at half after Twelve o'clock.