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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Trials: Sexual Offences 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 the average waiting time was for a not guilty plea trial for an alleged sexual offence in each court in (a) 2011 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276572 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested about Crown Court waiting times can be found in the attached excel document. However, due to small numbers of defendants pleading not guilty to sexual offences at magistrates’ court, we are unable to supply the average time between first listing and trial start date – basing an average on such small numbers can skew the mean and result in the figures being unrepresentative<em>.</em></p><p> </p><p>The overall median waiting time in Crown Courts for defendants in sexual offence cases tends to be higher than that for other offences due to a lower guilty plea rate for these cases. However, from a peak of 25.9 weeks in Quarter three 2018, the average waiting time has fallen by 12% to 22.7 weeks in Quarter one 2019.</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. Waiting times for trials in the Crown Court for 2018 have been the lowest since 2014, despite the challenge of increasingly complex cases.</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 2019-07-17T15:49:08.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:49:08.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property file name Crown Court Info.xls remove filter
star this property title Crown Court Info more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this