Criminal Proceedings

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison Population Projections 2020 to 2026, England and Wales, published on 26 November 2020, if he will publish the estimated changes in (a) charging rates for each offence, (b) monthly caseloads for the criminal courts and (c) average time spent on remand over the projection period.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The additional information you are interested in is not covered as part of the modelling of the prison population projections publication. However, the modelling does assume that overall charge volumes would increase in coming years proportionally to the number of additional police officers this government is recruiting. While we do not project time on remand specifically, we do expect the remand population to fall over the next year as courts recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

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