HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c333W
18. Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been held in Brixton Prison in the last three years for periods of more than six months whilst awaiting trial; and what was the longest period for which anyone was held.

Mr. Carlisle

There are 19 unconvicted prisoners now at Brixton who have been there more than six months. One prisoner now on trial was first received into custody on 24th July, 1970. I am seeking further information and shall write to the hon. Member.