§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, as at Thursday 23 June, he will give the numbers of persons imprisoned awaiting trial and of these, the numbers in prison for one to six months, six months to one year, one year to one-and-a-half years and above one-and-a-half years, respectively.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The most recent information available is given in the following table:
Estimated population of untried prisoners in prison department establishments in England and Wales on 30th April 1982: by length of time since initial remand in custody. Length of time since initial remand in custody* Estimated number† Less than 1 month 2,000 1 month up to 6 months 2,800 Over 6 months up to 12 months 300 Over 12 months up to 1H months 80
Length of time since initial remand in custody* Estimated number † Over 18 months 30 Total 5,300 * Including any time which may have been on bail after the initial remand in custody. † Rounded estimates; the components do not add to the total because they have been rounded independently.