§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to obtain up-to-date statistics relating to crimes committed by persons remanded on bail; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
Statistics of the type requested can only be obtained from a specially arranged research study, involving the collection of a considerable amount of extra data. We shall be considering, in the near future, whether the earlier study should be repeated, taking into account the additional data collection which would be required from police forces and the conflicting claims of other studies on limited resources.