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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Courts: Video Conferencing 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 proportion of defendants have appeared in court proceedings via video link in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of defendants appearing by video link, for the period requested, is set out by year in the table below. <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total Defendants via Video Link</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>59,371</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>80,284</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>91,489</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>86,518</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>87,789</p></td></tr></tbody></table>We are unable to calculate what proportion of defendants appear in court via video link, as HMCTS does not record the total number of defendants who appear in court each year.<ol><li>The data is based on a manual return for Magistrates' and Crown Courts.</li><li>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale manual recording system.</li><li>Data is management information and is not subject to the same level of checks as official statistics.</li><li>Figures shown are for the number of defendants recorded as using video link from a prison or police station for a trial or hearing in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. A single defendant is recorded only once.</li></ol>HMCTS records the number of Magistrates’ and Crown court trials where a video link is used for witnesses and that data is set out in the table below. A single trial may make multiple use of the video link for different witnesses but will only be recorded once.<table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total No of trials/hearings with Witness(s) via Video link</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>8,246</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>9,023</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>10,733</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>10,373</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>11,046</p></td></tr></tbody></table><ol><li>The data are based on a manual return from Magistrates' and Crown Courts.</li><li>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale manual recording system.</li><li>Data are management information and are not subject to the same level of checks as official statistics.</li><li>A single trial or hearing may make multiple use of the video link but will be recorded only once.</li></ol></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194184 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T17:33:25.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T17:33:25.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts remove filter