Home Office written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell DUP, East Londonderry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the change was in the average length of time spent by defendants on bail before charging between 2004 and 2014.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Holding answer received on 09 January 2015

The Home Office does not hold the data requested. We have specifically requested police forces and other criminal justice agencies to provide us with data on their current use of pre-charge bail in the consultation document "Pre-Charge Bail: A Consultation on the Introduction of Statutory Time Limits and Related Changes", published on 18 December 2014. This consultation will close on 8 February.

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