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Court Service

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the recent performance of the Court Service in (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) Essex. (83771)

The information is as follows:

Area of performance



Ineffective trials (PSA 1)

2005-06 Crown target—17 per cent.

11.8 per cent.

12.7 per cent.

2005-06 Mags target— 22.5 per cent.

23 per cent.

22 per cent.

Timeliness (PSA 1)

2005-06 Crown target—78 per cent.

73 per cent.

75.3 per cent.

Persistent Young Offenders (PSA 1)

Jan-Dec 2005 Crown and Mags target—71 days


56 days

Confiscation Orders(PSA 2)

2005-06 Mags Outstanding Balance rate target—less than 50 per cent.


1 per cent.

2005-06 Orders closed target—greater than 25 per cent.


15 per cent.

Payment rate (PSA 2)

2005-06 Mags target—89 per cent.


88.2 per cent.

Family Public Law (PSA 4)

Care Centre 2005-06 target—70 per cent.


47.1 per cent.

FPC 2005-06—no target


56.7 per cent.

Family Private Law

2005-06 County target—70 per cent.

70.1 per cent.

74.1 per cent.


Target—70 per cent.


64.1 per cent.

County Court Small Claims

2005-06 target—78 per cent.

83.8 per cent.

86.9 per cent.

County Court Fast Track

2005-06 target—78 per cent.

78.5 per cent.

76.3 per cent.

County Court Multi Track

2005-06 target—78 per cent.

76.2 per cent.

62.5 per cent.

1 Southend Crown Court is administered by Basildon Combined Court—There are no separate Crown Court figures for Southend alone but, where stated will be the combined performance figures of Basildon and Southend