HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 cc411-2W
39. Sir Elwyn Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons during the last convenient 12 monthly period were sent to prison before their trial; how many of these were acquitted; and how many were dealt with by means other than custodial punishment.

Mr. Carlisle

In 1969, the latest year for which statistics are available, 44,267 untried prisoners were received into custody in England and Wales. Of these, 2,079 were found not guilty, or discharged without formal recording of a conviction, of those found guilty, 22,233 were not given a custodial sentence.