HC Deb 20 May 1971 vol 817 c329W
41. Mr. Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to reduce the numbers held in prison awaiting trial.

Mr. Carlisle

Among the points my right hon. Friend is pursuing are arrangements for speeding up the provision of reports on defendants remanded in custody and the establishment on an experimental basis of a "bail hostel".