HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 c199W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average length of time spent by young people held in custody on remand before their case was decided in the last year for which figures are available. [67224]

Mr. George Howarth

The information requested is given in the table.

Estimated average time spent in custody for untried and convicted unsentenced young persons in prisons in England and Wales in


Estimated average number of days in custody2
Untried3 Convicted unsentenced4
Year Males Females Males Females
1998 36 24 37 25
1 Provisional figures
2Estimated from number of receptions and average population
3 Time spent in Prison Service establishments before conviction
4 Time spent in Prison Service establishments after conviction