Magistrates: Utilisation Rates

Justice written question – answered on 26th October 2010.

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Photo of Graham Evans Graham Evans Conservative, Weaver Vale

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the utilisation rates of each magistrates court in England in the latest period for which information is available.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The information requested on utilisation rates of each magistrates court in England and Wales for the period April to June 2010 is within the following table:

Utilisation rates of each magistrates court in England and Wales for periods April to June 2010
Courthouse Courtroom utilisation (percentage)
Aberdare 44.3
Abertillery 47.4
Aberystwyth 55.5
Aldershot 69.5
Alnwick 56.6
Alton 63.8
Ammanford 61.6
Andover 21.4
Ashford 62.5
Aylesbury 88.4
Banbury 77.2
Barking (East Street) 69.1
Barnsley 61.7
Barnstaple 72.4
Barrow in Furness 64.9
Barry 54.1
Basildon 67.6
Basingstoke 82.8
Bath 70.6
Bedford 67.0
Berwick upon Tweed 57.7
Beverley 44.8
Bexley 78.2
Bicester 59.9
Bingley 66.3
Birkenhead 60.6
Birmingham (Corporation St) 62.4
Bishop Auckland 33.2
Blackburn 71.8
Blackpool 88.6
Blackwood Family Court 17.5
Blaydon 39.8
Bodmin 73.8
Bolton 62.8
Bootle 81.7
Boston 42.9
Bournemouth 72.5
Bracknell 59.0
Bradford 52.7
Brecon 29.7
Brent 51.8
Brentford 19.9
Bridgend 55.8
Bridgwater 51.2
Bridlington 43.5
Brighton 75.7
Bristol 86.0
Bromley (London Road) 71.7
Burnley 77.8
Burton upon Trent 50.5
Bury 61.4
Bury St Edmunds 62.8
Buxton 59.0
Caernarfon 73.0
Caerphilly 82.6
Calderdale 57.8
Camberwell Green 93.3
Camborne (Bassett Rd) 26.7
Cambridge 39.3
Cannock 69.0
Canterbury 62.6
Cardiff 49.4
Cardigan 24.5
Carlisle 61.2
Carmarthen 30.0
Chelmsford 59.7
Cheltenham (St George's Road) 49.5
Chester 56.9
Chesterfield (Tapton Lane) 65.9
Chichester 62.0
Chippenham 52.7
Chorley 78.2
City of London 90.3
City of Westminster 117.2
Coalville 28.9
Colchester (Town Hall) 58.7
Consett 70.8
Corby 51.4
Coventry 69.1
Crawley 90.9
Crewe 58.6
Cromer 22.0
Croydon 63.8
Cwmbran 70.9
Darlington 54.3
Dartford 80.0
Daventry 45.6
Denbigh 14.0
Derby (St Mary's Gate) 67.7
Dewsbury 53.6
Didcot 50.5
Dolgellau 39.0
Doncaster 64.0
Dover 49.0
Dudley 65.8
Durham 53.5
Ealing 78.8
Eastbourne 65.3
Ely 21.6
Enfield 75.2
Epping 30.1
Exeter 70.8
Fareham 77.2
Feltham 79.5
Fenland 32.6
Fleetwood 64.1
Flint 27.4
Folkestone 77.1
Gateshead 82.2
Gloucester (Barbican Way) 35.2
Goole 33.0
Gosforth 33.1
Grantham 33.0
Grays 66.0
Great Yarmouth 40.5
Greenwich 88.5
Grimsby 71.0
Guildford 58.4
Halesowen 8.7
Harlow 77.1
Harrogate 49.1
Harrow 95.0
Hartlepool 71.0
Harwich 36.5
Hastings 80.1
Haverfordwest 53.4
Havering 76.7
Haywards Heath 52.4
Hemel Hempstead 53.6
Hendon 81.9
Hereford 67.4
Hertford 62.8
Highbury Corner 86.3
Highgate 57.3
Hinckley 48.4
Holyhead 34.4
Honiton 15.2
Horsham 33.6
Huddersfield 46.4
Hull and Holderness 61.8
Huntingdon 42.9
Hyndburn 71.9
ILCFPC 95.1
Ilkeston 8.6
Ipswich 57.0
Kendal 31.6
Kettering 72.5
Kidderminster 55.4
King's Lynn 69.6
Kingston upon Thames 60.8
Knowsley 55.6
Lancaster 55.0
Langbaurgh East 52.0
Leeds 64.6
Leicester 79.4
Lewes 38.6
Leyland 64.1
Lincoln 53.7
Liskeard 16.6
Liverpool (Dale St) 48.1
Llandrindod Wells (Brecon) 63.2
Llandrindod Wells (Welshpool) 10.2
Llandudno 71.8
Llanelli 54.7
Llangefni 12.9
Loughborough 55.6
Lowestoft 44.4
Ludlow 59.5
Luton 68.7
Lyndhurst 56.6
Macclesfield (Hibel Rd) 72.4
Maidenhead 60.2
Maidstone 86.7
Manchester City 74.1
Mansfield (Rosemary St) 52.3
Market Drayton 19.0
Market Harborough 29.0
Medway (Chatham) 64.6
Melton Mowbray 32.9
Merthyr Tydfil 49.5
Milton Keynes 65.1
Mold 67.7
Neath and Port Talbot 43.5
Newark 59.8
Newbury 66.9
Newcastle under Lyme 73.6
Newcastle Upon Tyne 84.4
Newport 63.4
Newport (Civic Centre) 87.4
Newport (Clarence House) 57.8
Newton Abbot 51.7
Newton Aycliffe 73.4
North Liverpool Community Justice Centre 74.5
North London Family Proceedings Court 79.8
North Tyneside 71.9
Northallerton 80.3
Northampton 81.7
Northwich 75.3
Norwich 65.1
Nottingham (Carrington St) 57.7
Nuneaton 84.9
Oldham 62.7
Ormskirk 52.1
Oswestry 28.0
Oxford 68.9
Penrith 37.5
Penzance 9.6
Peterborough 44.0
Peterlee 76.9
Plymouth 60.2
Pontefract 71.4
Pontypridd 47.0
Poole 55.3
Portsmouth 75.0
Prestatyn 58.7
Preston 86.9
Pwllheli 25.7
Reading 91.1
Redbridge 84.0
Redditch 62.1
Redhill 74.0
Reedley 41.9
Retford 26.0
Richmond upon Thames 82.1
Rochdale 70.5
Rossendale 22.2
Rotherham 58.6
Rugby 58.4
Runcorn 54.8
Salford 44.3
Salisbury (Guildhall) 60.8
Scarborough 62.1
Scunthorpe 81.7
Selby 53.4
Sevenoaks 78.9
Sheffield 65.0
Shrewsbury 60.7
Sittingbourne 61.3
Skegness 42.4
Skipton 48.4
Slough 101.2
Solihull 67.4
South East Northumberland 70.3
South Tyneside Law Courts 66.4
South Western 84.3
Southampton (The Avenue) 60.0
Southend on Sea 49.3
Southport 61.8
Spalding 41.9
St Albans 75.2
St Helens 58.7
Stafford 46.3
Staines 72.8
Stevenage 66.9
Stockport 45.2
Stoke on Trent 80.2
Stratford 69.7
Stratford upon Avon 83.9
Stroud 42.7
Sudbury 22.9
Sunderland and Houghton-le-Spring 64.6
Sutton 40.5
Sutton Coldfield 65.1
Swaffham 22.7
Swansea 71.3
Swindon 64.4
Tameside 74.6
Tamworth 66.5
Taunton 56.8
Teesside 77.6
Telford 62.6
Thames 90.7
Thanet (Margate) 91.3
Thetford 31.1
Torquay 87.4
Torquay County Court 14.9
Towcester 36.9
Trafford 85.5
Truro 60.9
Tynedale 84.1
Uxbridge 83.3
Wakefield 61.6
Walsall 82.0
Waltham Forest 71.4
Warley 74.2
Warrington (Arpley Street) 79.2
Watford 63.6
Wellingborough 64.6
Welshpool 43.5
West Bromwich 43.9
West London 95.7
Weston Super Mare 64.1
Weymouth 19.9
Whitehaven 48.0
Wigan 72.8
Wimbledon 85.3
Wimborne 5.0
Witham 46.0
Witney 30.6
Woking 65.7
Wolverhampton 54.4
Worcester 79.1
Workington 72.9
Worksop 47.6
Worthing 64.6
Wrexham 69.6
Wycombe 80.9
Yate 59.2
Yeovil 28.8
York 67.3
England and Wales 62.7
Notes:

1. These data were subject to the minimum data quality checks.

2. Courtroom utilisation is the total number of hours used for judicial business in all courtrooms, divided by the total number of court hours available to be used.

Source:

HMCS Performance Database (OPT)

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