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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was between first court appearance and trial in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley remove filter
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 273758 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The information requested can be found in Table 1 and 2 below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1 - Average number of days first listing to trial start date, for magistrates’ trial cases in England and Wales, excluding those committed to the Crown Court, 2014 to 2018.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Year</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Number of defendants with completed cases</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>First listing to trial start date (number of days)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mean</p></td><td><p>Median</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>187,383</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>196,199</p></td><td><p>68</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>179,042</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>171,862</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>173,486</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>46</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Notes</em></p><p><em>(1) </em><em>Trial is identified here based on whether there is a valid “trial start date” entered into the magistrates’ court administrative system (Libra). It is possible that trial cases without valid start dates have been removed from the analysis. </em></p><p><em>(2) </em><em>Includes cases with an offence to completion time greater than 10 years but excludes a small number of cases with identified data quality issues and breaches. </em></p><p><em>(3) </em><em>Statistics are sourced from linked magistrates’ courts and Crown Court administrative data systems - with a match rate of around 95%.</em></p><p><em>(4) </em><em>Only one offence is counted for each defendant in the case. If there is more than one offence per defendant that complete on the same day, a set of validation rules applies to select one offence only and to the longest duration, seriousness and the lowest sequence number of the offence. </em></p><p><em>(5) </em><em>Includes cases completed in the magistrates’ courts during the specified time period, where no further action is required by the magistrates’ court. </em></p><p><em>(6) </em><em>Excludes cases that are committed to the Crown Court. </em></p><p><em>(7) </em><em>From Q2 2015, the figures include Single Justice Procedure cases that were committed within magistrates’ courts in England and Wales, introduced in June 2015. </em></p><p><em>(8) </em><em>Timeliness tables include TFL ATCM (automated track case management) cases which started in April 2017.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 2 - Average number of days first listing to main hearing, for completed Crown Court trial cases in England and Wales, 2014 to 2018.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Year</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Number of defendants with completed cases</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>First listing to trial start date (number of days)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mean</p></td><td><p>Median</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>76,531</p></td><td><p>138</p></td><td><p>112</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>76,819</p></td><td><p>157</p></td><td><p>121</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>69,563</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>123</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>64,591</p></td><td><p>147</p></td><td><p>124</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>56,738</p></td><td><p>147</p></td><td><p>127</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Notes</em></p><p><em>(1) </em><em>Trial is identified based on the “case type” variable (e.g. case_type =T), this is recorded at the point of receipt into the Crown Court and it is possible that not all cases went on to trial.</em></p><p><em>(2) </em><em>Includes cases with an offence to completion time greater than 10 years but excludes a small number of cases with identified data quality issues and breaches. </em></p><p><em>(3) </em><em>Includes all criminal cases which have received a verdict and concluded in the specified time period in the Crown Court. </em></p><p><em>(4) </em><em>Statistics are sources from linked magistrates’ courts and Crown Court administrative data systems - with a match rate of around 95%.</em></p><p><em>(5) </em><em>Only one offence is counted for each defendant in the case. If there is more than one offence per defendant that complete on the same day, a set of validation rules applies to select one offence only and these relate to the longest duration, seriousness and the lowest sequence number of the offence.</em></p><p><em>(6) </em><em>Around 95% of defendants have a main hearing date.</em></p><p><em>(7) </em><em>A median value of 0 indicates that the case had a first listing and was completed on the same day. </em></p><p><em>(8) </em><em>Committal proceedings were abolished nationally on 28 May 2013. Triable either-way cases are now sent rather than committed. </em></p><p> </p><p>Performance, demand and waiting times in the courts are constantly reviewed to balance sitting days with waiting times, disposals and receipts. Resources are adjusted when required. Demand has been falling in recent years and sitting days have been reduced accordingly to ensure the backlog of work remains relatively stable. Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court for 2018 have been the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to review demand and performance in the Crown Court and magistrates’ court and will ensure they have the resources they require</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:38:09.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:38:09.667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Courts remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to ensure that victims are made aware in a timely manner of court hearings relating to their case. more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government’s new Victims’ Code sets out the support and information victims of crime can expect to receive from agencies at every stage of the criminal justice process. Priority victims – victims of the most serious crime, vulnerable or intimidated and persistently targeted victims – are entitled to receive enhanced support and services.</p><p> </p><p>The Victims’ Code outlines that victims are entitled to be informed of the date, time and location of the first court hearing by the police within 5 working days from when they receive this information and 1 working day for priority victims. If the case progresses to trial, the Witness Care Unit should notify victims of court hearings within 1 working day of receiving the information from the court.</p><p> </p><p>Criminal justice agencies have updated their guidance for operational staff, which outlines their duties under the new Victims’ Code. The Government has made a commitment to monitor criminal justice agencies’ compliance with the Victims’ Code and in “Our Commitment to Victims,” launched on 15 September 2014, we announced that criminal justice agencies will publish information on how they have improved services for victims from April 2015.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T17:11:57.33Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T17:11:57.33Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this