Philip Davies – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Philip Davies on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders were (a) remanded in custody and (b) released on court bail after being charged with an offence of (i) common assault, (ii) actual bodily harm, (iii) grievous bodily harm and (iv) assault in the latest year for which information is available.

Mike Penning

The number of defendants remanded in custody and released on court bail, at magistrates’ courts and at the Crown Court, for the offences listed, in 2015, can be found in the prosecutions, convictions and remands data tool, at the link below:


Aggregate remand figures (i.e. across both courts) cannot be provided because defendants committed to the Crown Court have separate remand decisions in both the magistrates’ and Crown courts. Defendants who have a remand decision made at both the Crown Court and magistrates’ court would be counted twice in totals.