HC Deb 05 May 1987 vol 115 cc311-2W
Mr. Irving

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish details of the research on remand hearings to which the Minister of State, the hon. and learned Member for Putney (Mr. Mellor), referred on 31 March, Official Report, column 916, including information as to the nature and size of the sample and the number of occasions at each successive court appearance at which (a) successful and unsuccessful bail applications were made and (b) other progress with the case was made.

Mr. Mellor

The research mentioned was that undertaken by the court escort scrutiny which analysed a sample of 400 prisoners in custody during March 1985. The remaining information requested is not available.