§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of persons at present remanded in custody in Scotland; and what is the longest period currently served by a remand prisoner.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
On 21st June, 778 persons were remanded in custody in Scottish prisons, of whom 576 were awaiting trial and 202 were remanded, following conviction, to await sentence. The longest period for which any person had been remanded in custody was 111 days.