§ 32. Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many convicted criminals are known to have committed additional crimes while on remand pending trial in the latest year for which figures are available;
(2) how many people remanded on bail are known to have committed offences while so remanded, in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. John Patten
I regret that the information requested is not available. However, Home Office 235W statistical bulletin 30/90, "Reasons for refusing unconditional bail, January to February 1989", estimates that 19 per cent. of those remanded in custody had previously reoffended on bail. A copy of this bulletin is in the Library.