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Glasgow District Court

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average delay in hearing cases at Glasgow district court; and if there are any proposals to increase staff employed at the court.

The approximate period between pleading diet and trial diet at Glasgow district court in custody cases is three weeks; in non-custody cases the period is 31 to 32

Central government direct grant (recurrent)
Scottish central institutions 1979–80—1987–88 (£ million)
Central institutions1979–801980–811981–821982–8311983–841984–851985–861986–871987—88
Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology3·7635·0735·4777·2268·1198·43229·17229·99910·642
Paisley College of Technology3·4834·8145·2526·6947·2947·78428·39929·0769·443
Dundee College of Technology2·2273·0943·0324·0614·3514·67624·99325·5365·756
Glasgow College of Technology324·72129·89710·337
Napier College of Commerce and Technology325·944214·05414·498
Scottish College of Textiles0·7110·9721·1901·4711·7092·0111·88322·0252·087
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art1·5152·0282·1002·6082·7982·8973·0283·1803·337
Edinburgh College of Art1·6492·2412·4462·8153·1453·2723·4433·6193·742
Glasgow School of Art1·4622·0202·2162·6482·8122·9853·1203·3303·474
Queen Margaret College1·5122·1582·3382·9283·1273·2483·5063·6623·807
Queen's College Glasgow1·0931·4621·5351·9622·1502·2982·4902·6252·755
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama0·7220·9931·1511·2631·3951·4821·5541·6732·058
Micro Electronics Development Centre0·1440·2070·2710·3160·3180·3460·418
Leith Nautical College1·0201·4071·4621·6041·7101·6281·6121·68440·645
1 The significant increase between 1981–82 and 1982–83 reflects the reduction in tuition fees paid by home students by 50 per cent.
2 Figures include grant allocated under the Switch to Technology Programme. (£1·7 million has been earmarked for Switch Phase III in 1987–88 but not yet allocated).
3 Napier College of Commerce and Technology and Glasgow College of Technology joined the Central Institution Sector on 1 September 1985, and the figures reflect recurrent grant from the Scottish Education Department.
4 LNC will transfer to the local authority sector with effect from 1 August 1987.

weeks before a stipendiary magistrate and 14 weeks before a justice of the peace. The number of staff employed at the court is a matter for the district council.