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Crown Court Trials

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Attorney-General how many cases were awaiting trial at the Crown court on (a) 1 January 1981 and (b) on the most recent convenient date; and how many weeks' work outstanding each of these represents.

(a) 20,580, representing 17·51 weeks' work outstanding, (b) 19,307, at 30 June 1981, representing 16·36 weeks' work outstanding.

asked the Attorney-General what percentage in 1980 of cases in the Crown court arising on indictment were disposed of within 100 days.

The information is not collected in the form requested; 67 per cent. of all defendants committed to the Crown Court for trial were dealt with, during 1980, within 20 weeks of committal.