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Bail

Justice written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were bailed from the courts in each of the last five years.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The total number of defendants remanded on bail at all courts in England and Wales from 2006 to 2010 can be viewed in the following table.

Defendants remanded on bail at magistrates courts (1) or the Crown court, 2006-10 (2) , England and Wales
Defendants (thousand)
Defendants bailed by magistrates courts (1,3) Defendants bailed by the Crown court (1,3) Defen dants bailed by either court (1,3)
2006 500.7 61.6 562.3
2007 420.7 64.6 485.2
2008 478.6 66.5 545.1
2009 597.0 72.8 669.8
2010 587.0 82.4 669.4
(1) Includes those also held in custody at some stage and those failing to appear to bail. (2 )Magistrates courts data for 2010 are estimated. (3) Excludes defendants reported as failing to appear to a summons although some of these cases, having been initiated by a summons may have resulted in the defendant being remanded on bail. Note: Some figures may not sum due to rounding. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

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