asked the Attorney-General, how many cases are currently awaiting trial in (a) the Court of Appeal, and (b) the Divisional court; and how these figures compare with each of the past five years.
In the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, as at 30 April 2,536 persons had applications for leave to appeal or appeals before the court: of these 617 were awaiting a full court hearing. Corresponding figures for the end of each of the previous five years are as follows:
|Persons whose applications for leave to appeal or appeals were before court||Awaiting full court hearing (1)|
Note: (1) These figures are included in the first column.
In the Court of Appeal Civil Division the numbr of appeals outstanding at the end of April 1985 was 941. Corresponding figures, where available, for the end of previous years are as follows:
Appeals outstanding at the end of year shown
In the Divisional court of the Queen's Bench Division the total number of cases outstanding at the end of April 1985 was 1,201. Corresponding figures for the end of the previous five years are as follows:
Cases outstanding at end of year shown