Courts

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Christina Rees Christina Rees Labour, Neath

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what statistics his Department holds on usage of (a) magistrates and (b) civil courts; and if he will place such statistics in the Library.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

I have answered the Hon Member’s question about magistrates’ courts in PQ9762.

The average utilisation figures for civil courts in England and Wales are:

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

England and Wales Civil Court average

49%

70%

66%

54%

37%

Our courts are under-used. The reform of the courts and tribunals service is an opportunity to create a modern, more user-focused and efficient service.

I will place a copy of these statistics in the Library.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.