Criminal Proceedings: South Yorkshire

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

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Independent, Penistone and Stocksbridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the average time it takes to process criminal cases in the courts in South Yorkshire in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice has published information on the average length of time taken from first listing to completion, quarterly from June 2010 to December 2018, and can be found in the timeliness-transparency-q4-2018 file: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/790261/Transparency_files.zip

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Data for the quarter ending March 2019 will be published in June 2019.

The South Yorkshire Local Criminal Justice Board and the agencies involved keep performance regularly under review and take action when required.

We are working together across the Criminal Justice System to ensure the smooth running of our courts, as well as using new technology and initiatives to reduce delays and outstanding cases at the Crown Court are at the lowest levels nationally since 2000. We have a world-leading justice system and performance levels are continually kept under close review to ensure changes in demands are met.

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