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Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many warrants were issued against an individual for failure to appear in court in each of the last five years. (203563)

The information requested has only been collected since April 2005 and is in the following table:

FTA warrants issuedEngland and Wales1

Number

During 2005-06

163,993

During 2006-07

146,936

April to Dec 2007

96,687

1 Figures are totals issued in the period specified.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many warrants issued for a failure to appear in court are outstanding. (203564)

As at 31 December 2007 there were a total of 27,680 FTA warrants outstanding across England and Wales.