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Criminal Proceedings

Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) what the average length of time was between a crime being committed and an offender being sentenced in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012;

(2) what the average time taken was from sentencing to appeal hearing in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012;

(3) what the average time taken was from the end of a trial to sentencing in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012;

(4) what the average time taken was from charge to the commencement of a trial in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

Data relating to the timeliness of cases which result in a trial and/or sentencing occasion are not currently published by the Ministry of Justice. The creation and quality assurance of unpublished breakdowns of existing timeliness datasets would be disproportionate to costs.

Published breakdowns for data related to the timeliness of criminal court cases in England and Wales for the period 2010 to 2012 can be found as part ‘Chapter 3—Criminal cases’ of the Ministry of Justice statistics bulletin ‘Court Statistics Quarterly’.

Published tables (Tables 3.6—3.9, 3.23 and 3.24) can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/207806/court-stats-q1-main-tables.xls

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