Magistrates' Courts: ICT

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 13 July 2023.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2023 to Question 188260 on Magistrates' Courts: ICT, how many and what proportion of defendants have appeared without legal representation in magistrates’ courts where the Common Platform has been used by (a) court and (b) the alleged criminal offence of the defendant in each of the past three years.

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

Common platform first started receiving criminal cases in September 2020.

The total number of defendants whose cases have been handled on Common Platform is 456,597 of which 231,223 had no legal representation recorded on the case. It is important to note that this data includes Single Justice Service Cases.

The attached spreadsheet breaks down defendants by a) court and b) by criminal offence and are for the period September 2020 – June 2023.

Table (xlsx, 262.4KB)

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