Pre-trial Hearings

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 27th February 2006.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs

(1) how many and what percentage of pre-trial hearings were estimated by her Department not to have gone ahead as planned in each of the last five years;

(2) what the most common reasons are for hearings not going ahead as planned; and how many cases were attributed to each of these reasons in each of the last five years.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Information on the number of pre-trial hearings is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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