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Court Orders

Volume 413: debated on Thursday 16 October 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:(1) In how many cases in England and Wales have Community Service Orders been imposed upon convicted persons since these orders first came within the powers of any court and in what proportion of these cases has the order been "satisfactorily completed";(2) in how many cases have Criminal Bankruptcy Orders been imposed on convicted persons in England and Wales since these orders first became available to the Courts; and

(3) how many persons have been required by a condition of their probation orders to attend Day Training Centres in England and Wales as provided under Section 20 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 and how many such centres are now in operation.

(1) The numbers of persons given a community service order in each of the years 1974 to 1978 are published in Statistics on Community Service Orders (Home Office Statistical Bulletin Issue 3/80, Table 1). Figures for 1973 are not available. Corresponding information on terminations of these community service orders is not available. However, the reasons for termination of orders terminated in 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978 and the first half of 1979 are given in the same publication (Tables 8 and 9). Information for earlier years is not available.(2) The information readily available on criminal bankruptcy orders is published annually from 1975 in

Criminal Statistics, England and Wales—footnote 4 to Table 16 on page 441 of the volume for 1978, Cmnd. 7670.

(3) The numbers of persons required by a condition of a probation order to attend a day training centre in each of the years 1974 to 1978 are published in Probation and after-care statistics, England and Wales, 1978 (Table 9). There are four day training centres at present in operation.

It is hoped that corresponding statistics for 1979 will be published before the end of November.