HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 c284W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the national average number of those held on remand in (a) England and Wales and (b) Liverpool in 1981; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

The total average daily population of untried and convicted unsentenced prisoners in England and Wales in 1981 was 6,905; the corresponding figure for Liverpool prison was 7. Such prisoners are not normally held at Liverpool prison at present, but we are considering the feasibility of establishing a remand function there to enable the prison to assume responsibility for the majority of men remanded by courts on Merseyside.