§ 35. Mr. Alex Carlile
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently held 259W in prisons on remand awaiting trial; what were the comparable figures for 1 May 1983, 1984 and 1985, respectively; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
The readily available information is given in the table. Information on the number awaiting commencement of their trial is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Untried population of prisons and remand centres in England and Wales At 30 April Number of Persons 1983 5,650 1984 6,970 1985 8,240 1986 *8,580 * Provisional.