HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 cc202-3W
31. Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence he has that persons are remanded in custody in Her Majesty's prisons because no no other suitable accommodation is available for them.

Mr. Mayhew

We have no evidence that there is any general problem of people being remanded in custody simply for want of other accommodation. The number of places available in approved hostels for people remanded on bail will continue to be increased where need is shown.

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