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The following question was asked by Claire Curtis Thomas in Parliament.

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Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby, Labour) | Hansard source

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many persons arrested were later released on police bail of (a) less than three months, (b) three to six months, (c) six to nine months, (d) nine to 12 months and (e) more than 12 months in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07;

(2) how many persons were (a) arrested, (b) arrested and later released on police bail and (c) arrested but not charged in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07;

(3) how many persons arrested and later released on police bail sought a court review of their bail conditions in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; and how many such bail conditions were subsequently (i) varied and (ii) rescinded in each of those years.

Alan Campbell (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office; Tynemouth, Labour) | Hansard source

There were 1,429,800 persons arrested in England and Wales in 2005-06 and 1,482,200 persons arrested in 2006-07.

There is no link between the arrests data reported to the Home Office and any subsequent outcome, therefore data on those arrested and then released on police bail are not available.

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