§ 23. Mr. Silvester
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of defendants currently waiting to stand trial in England and Wales have been detained for a period in excess of 110 days.
§ Mr. Mellor
This information is not available centrally but it is estimated that on 31 January 1987 about 27 per cent. of the untried population in prison department 589W establishments in England and Wales were initially remanded into custody more than 110 days earlier. This period includes any time spent on bail after the original remand in custody.