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Civil Proceedings

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Attorney-General how many and what percentage of the 1¾ million civil proceedings—not including divorce—which are started annually are so started in the High Court; how many and what percentage in the county court; and how many and what percentage of those tried are so tried in the High Court and what percentage in the county court.

Of proceedings commenced in 1973 about 190,000–11 per cent.—were started in the High Court and 1½ million—89 per cent.—in the county courts. Of those tried, about 4,200–9 per cent.—were in the High Court and 41,300–91 per cent.—in the county courts.