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Jury Trials

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Attorney-General if he will give figures for the percentage of cases tried by a jury which resulted in a conviction in the last year for which figures are available and the equivalent figure for 1975.

The percentage of defendants who pleaded not guilty to some or all counts on indictment in the Crown court, but who were nevertheless convicted on one or more of those counts was 51 per cent., in 1984 and 55 per cent., in 1975.