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Northern Ireland (Trial Delays)

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Attorney-General what reduction has been made in the present year in the time elapsing before persons charged with offences in Northern Ireland are brought to trial.

In the first six months of 1985 the average delay between committal and arraignment was 11 weeks, which is the same as the average for the calendar year 1984. Statistics showing the average time between first remand and committal are not yet available for the current year.