§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further consideration he has given to the committing of further offences by those released on bail; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
Following discussion with senior police officers, I have asked Home Office researchers to undertake an urgent review of the recent studies by police forces, and of other work in this area. We shall consider what further action may reduce offending by people released on bail in the light of this review.