§ 39. Mr. Peter Archer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications to High Court judges for bail were made in the last period for which figures are available; how many were successful; and, in respect of each figure, how many were made by counsel.
§ Mr. Carlisle
Statistics are not available in the form sought by the hon Member. In 1969, the latest year for which figures are available, 9,160 applicants for bail were made to High Court judges by the Official Solicitor, and about 500 other applications were made by solicitors or counsel for the accused.