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Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people failed to appear for their court hearings in each of the last three years.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Holding answer received on 12 February 2019

Data for the number of people who failed to appear for their court hearings has been published up to December 2017 and can be found in the ‘Remands: Magistrates’ Court data tool’ and the ‘Remands: Crown Court data tool’, available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2017.

When using the data tools, remove ‘Remand status at the magistrates’ court’ (Magistrates’ Court tool) or ‘Remand status at the Crown Court’ (Crown Court tool) from the Rows and select ‘01: FTA’ in the Outcome filter to see the number of people who failed to appear for their court hearings.

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