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Court Proceedings (Delay)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Attorney-General how long, on average, the cases currently in the warned list of cases of motions for hearings in the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division of applications for judicial review or orders of certiorari, prohibition and mandamus, other than cases in the expedited list, have been waiting for hearing since leave to apply for such relief was granted; and how long the greatest delay has been to date in waiting for hearing of such a motion.

The average waiting time for these cases is approximately two years. The greatest delay to date has been two years, three months. In order to reduce waiting time, two divisional courts are now sitting instead of one.