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Court Of Appeal (Statistics)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of how many of the cases he has referred to the Court of Appeal under section 17(1)(a) of

1987 (to 1 December)
Number of persons to whom grantedGrounds on which granted
Pardons and remissions grantedTotalMalesFemalesOn grounds affecting the original convictionOn account of technical irregularities in conviction or sentenceAs a reward for assistance to the authoritiesMedical or other compassionate groundsOther cases
Free pardons1361288324
Remission of imprisonment615291261816
of youth custody1596564
of detention in detention centre
of fines197181000
1 includes 1 company.

the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 in the years 1982 to 1987 in respect of conviction and sentence, the appeals were (a) allowed and (b) disallowed by the Court of Appeal;

(2) how many cases he referred to the Court of Appeal under section 17(1)(a) of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 in the years 1982 to 1987 (a) in respect of conviction and (b) in respect of sentence.

The information is as follows:

Reference to the Court of Appeal under section 17(1) (a) of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968
(a) In respect of conviction:
YearNumber of cases referredNumber of defendants involvedResults
Appeals allowedAppeals dismissed
1982474
1983333
19841214326
19854422
19864413
1198736132
1 To 1 December 1987.
2 Three cases abandoned.
3 Four cases awaiting determination.
(b) In respect of sentence:
YearNumber of cases referredNumber of defendants involvedResults
Appeals allowedAppeals dismissed
1982222
19832211
19843321
1985444
19861313121
119872272819
1 To 1 December 1987.
2 Seven cases awaiting determination and one abandoned.