§ Mr. Hayes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many petitions he received alleging wrongful conviction in the years 1986 and 1987; how many of these were sent(a) by prisoners and (b) on behalf of prisoners; and how many related to (i) summary trials and (ii) trials on indictment.
§ Mr. John Patten
The number of representations received alleging wrongful conviction was 785 in the year ended 30 September 1986 and 722 in the year ended 30 September 1987. Fuller details are not readily available, but I will write to my hon. Friend shortly.