Criminal Proceedings: Stockport

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24 May 2023.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the size of the backlog of criminal court cases in Stockport constituency.

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

The number of outstanding cases at the magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court are routinely published as part of the National Statistics release Criminal Court Statistics Quarterly.

The latest published data is available to December 2022 and can be found at the following link: Criminal court statistics quarterly: October to December 2022 - GOV.UK (

For the Crown Court, figures are published specifically for the North West of England. For magistrates’ courts, the Greater Manchester Local Justice Area is the closest match available.

The published data for the Crown Court are found here: Crown Court cases received, disposed and outstanding tool, and the published data for the magistrates’ court are found here: Magistrates' courts cases received, disposed and outstanding tool.

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