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.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
14 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.