§ Mr. Stuart Holland
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to impose a time limit on the period allowed before remand cases are brought before the courts.
§ Mr. Mellor
The Prosecution of Offences Bill, now in another place, contains provisions to enable time limits to be applied to periods before trial. We propose to exercise these powers only after conducting field trials to test the practical implications and effects of particular limits.