HC Deb 27 July 1967 vol 751 cc209-10W
76. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what, during the present year, has been the average period spent in prisons by persons awaiting trial at the Central Criminal Court to whom bail was not granted; and what was the average period during the corresponding part of 1965.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

It is not possible to provide the information asked for by the right hon. Member without a disproportionate amount of work. Sample checks however have shown a substantial increase between 1965 and 1967 in the amount of time spent by persons in custody awaiting trial at the Central Criminal Court.