HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c21W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, as a contribution to reducing the prison population, he will issue advice to magistrates to the effect that bail should be offered to those accused of non-violent offences who arc currently on remand.

Mr. John Patten

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply that my right hon. Friend gave him on 5 November at column1051.