Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th March 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken by courts in England to deal with pre-charge bail extension applications was in the last 12 months.

Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Applications for pre-charge bail must be dealt with by the court as soon as practicable. Data about the average time taken to deal with such applications is not collated centrally and could only be determined at disproportionate cost.

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