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Trials

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if, pursuant to his answer of 12 December, Official Report, column 558, he will list each of the sheriff courts in which the number of summary criminal trials adjourned in the period 1 January to 30 September 1989 due to lack of court time exceeded 5 per cent. of the total number of trials set down in the period; and if, in each case, he will give the actual number of trials so adjourned and the percentage of the total number of trials set down.

The list of courts is as follows.

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
1990–91 Rate Poundage Pre-UBR Reduction1990–91 Rate Poundage Pre-UBR ReductionReduction to RatepayerRegion + District Reduction
pppp
Borders38·436·0-2·4
Central44·541·7-2·8
Dumfries and Galloway40·938·3-2·6
Fife49·246·1-3·1
Grampian36·534·2-2·3
Highland44·141·3-2·8
Lothian50·647·5-3·1

1 January 1989 to31 March 1989

  • Haddington1
  • Alloa
  • Stirling

1 April 1989 to 30 June 1989

  • Falkirk1
  • Stirling1
  • Haddington1

1 July 1989 to 30 September 1989

  • Stirling
  • Dunfermline1
  • Falkirk1
  • Dumfries1

1 Indicates that target not met for only part of 3 month period.

Information on the actual number of trials adjourned and the percentage of the total number of trials set down is not held centrally.