asked the Attorney-General what was the percentage of cases in Crown courts during 1974 in which the defendant pleaded guilty; and what were the figures individually for Manchester, London, Liverpool, Surrey and Middlesex, respectively.
The percentage of defendants who pleaded guilty in the Crown courts during 1974 was as follows:
asked the Attorney-General what percentage of defendants pleading not guilty in Crown courts was convicted and what percentage acquitted during 1974; and what were the figures individually for Manchester, London, Liverpool, Surrey and Middlesex, respectively.
The information is as follows:
|Percentage convicted||Percentage acquitted|
As there is no longer a separate county of Middlesex, the figures for the Middlesex Guildhall have been included in the London figures. However, the percentage for Middlesex Guildhall was in fact the same as for London.
asked the Attorney-General what was the average period between committal and sentence for bailed defendants and defendants in custody in Manchester, London, Liverpool and Inner London Crown courts, respectively, during 1974; how this compared with the period immediately prior to the Courts Act; and whether he will give similar figures in respect of waiting times pending appeals in the Court of Appeal.
The average periods between committal for trial and the start of the hearing during 1974 were as follows:
|Inner London Sessions House (included in the London figures)||25·0||10·4|