§ Mr. Butcher
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded in the latest year for which figures are available, by people who were on bail at the time those offences were committed.
§ Mr. Jack
The information as requested is not available. The Home Office is discussing with the police, through the ACPO crime committee, how best to ensure the regular collection of data from police forces on offences committed by people on bail. Home Office research and planning unit paper 65 "Offending while on bail: a survey of recent studies", which is in the Library, gives estimates of the rate of offending by people on bail and of the number of offences committed.