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Crown Courts (Committals)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many defendants were committed to Crown courts under section 28 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952 or section 37 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how many of these received a borstal or other custodial sentence;(2) of the defendants committed to Crown courts under section 28 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952 or section 37 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 in the most recent year for which figures are available, how many were committed in custody and then received a non-custodial sentence.

Of the 4,617 offenders sentenced at the Crown court in 1980, after committal for sentence under section 28 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952 in 1980 or earlier, 3,186 were sentenced to borstal training and 589 to a detention centre or to an immediate or suspenced term of imprisonment. Of the remaining 842 who were given a non-custodial sentence, 630 had been remanded in custody awaiting sentence. The hon. Member may also find of interest the information published in table 7.24 of "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 1980"—Cmnd. 8376.