HC Deb 21 October 1991 vol 196 c409W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were remanded in custody pending the results of forensic tests in cases involving scheduled offences during (i) 1989 and (ii) 1990; how many such persons were(a) convicted, (b) acquitted and (c) not proceeded against; and what was the length of time such person spent on remand in custody.

Dr. Mawhinney

[holding answer 15 October 1991]: This information is not available; I understand, however, that the police would not normally request remand into custody solely to await the results of forensic tests.