HC Deb 28 January 1994 vol 236 c434W
Mr. Blair

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the projected remand population for England and Wales for each of the next five years.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Projections of long-term trends in the prison population covering the next five years were published in the Home Office statistical bulletin 6/93 on 30 March 1993 on the basis of the legislation then in force. These projections have been revised on an interim basis, reflecting the changes expected to result from the Criminal Justice Act 1993. A revised remand projection was not prepared. The interim projection is subject to a considerable margin of uncertainty. The revised figures for the total population were given in a reply to the hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Ms Ruddock) on 18 October 1993,Official Report, column 118–19.