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Trials (Angus Sheriff Courts)

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases did not proceed to trial on the day allocated in Angus sheriff courts; and what assessment he has made of the ability of Scottish courts to cope with the volume of business they are currently undertaking.

During May 1990, 29 summary trials did not proceed on the day allocated, seven due to lack of court time and 22 for other reasons. The ability of Scottish courts to cope with business is kept under continuous review.