HC Deb 16 December 1983 vol 50 cc609-10W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners held on remand in custody for (a) three to six months, (b) six to nine months, (c) nine to 12 months, (d) one year to 18 months, (e) 18 months to two years and (f) over two years were subsequently (i) acquitted or (ii) given non-custodial sentences in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Mr. Hurd

The latest available information, which is as complete as we can provide, relates to those initially remanded in custody in 1981 and is given in the following table.

Persons received into prison department establishments in England and Wales on initial remand in custody in 1981 and known to have received a non-custodial sentence or not to have been found guilty: by length of time between initial remand in custody and outcome of proceedings
Estimates number*
Length of time between† initial remand in custody and outcome of proceedings Found not guilty Not proceeded against Given a non-custodial penalty
Up to 3 months 1,020 60 17,560
Over 3 up to 6 months 400 10 2,320
Over 6 up to nine months 180 10 670
Over 9 up to 12 months 110 240
Over 12 up to 18 months 60 120
Over 18 months up to 2 years 10
Total 1,770 90 20,920
* Including any time which may have been spent on bail after the initial remand in custody
† Rounded estimates; the components do not always add to the totals because they have been independently