Magistrates' Courts: Lincolnshire

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding cases there are at (a) Grantham, (b) Boston and (c) Lincoln Magistrates Court.

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

The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the Magistrates’ workload from Q1 2014 to Q3 2023, in the Magistrates' courts cases received, disposed and outstanding tool. This answer provides a further unpublished breakdown of the information provided in Table M1 of this tool, showing the data by individual court.

As of the end of September 2023, the number of outstanding cases at Boston Magistrates' Court stood at 1,207. This represents a 16% reduction compared to September 2022, when the outstanding caseload stood at 1,441.

As of the end of September 2023, the number of outstanding cases at Lincoln Magistrates' Court stood at 2,536. This represents a 20% reduction compared to September 2022, when the outstanding caseload stood at 3,156.

Grantham Magistrates’ Court is closed, and any outstanding cases will have been allocated to other courts.

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