Trials

Attorney General written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Attorney General, what the average time taken was from referral to finalisation in each year from 2009-10 to 2011-12 where the CPS made a decision to charge and where a trial outcome was recorded in England.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the average time to charge and the average time to prosecute in days.

The table below shows the total average time, in days, from referral to finalisation for each year from 2009/10 to 2011/12 where the CPS made a decision to charge and where a trial outcome was recorded in England.

Total average time (days) from referral to finalisation

2009-2010

216.26

2010-2011

217.99

2011-2012

225.27

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

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