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Written Answer by Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, to Parliamentary Question on Pre-Trial Remandees Offered Bail But Declined

Posted in Parliamentary speeches and responses

Asst Prof Mahdev Mohan (Nominated Member of Parliament) 

 

Question:

 

To ask the Minister for Law in each year since 2011 (a) what is the number of pre-trial remandees who have been offered the option of being released on bail but do not avail themselves of it; and (b) how many persons within this group have been ultimately remanded for a longer period of time than their custodial sentences or have been given non-custodial sentences or acquitted by the courts.

 

Answer:

 

1.    We do not track the number of pre-trial remandees who have been offered the option of being released on bail but do not avail themselves of it. 

Last updated on 11 Sep 2017