§ Mr. Elwyn Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will state for the last year for which 16W figures are available the number of persons tried by assize courts and by courts of quarter sessions, respectively; the number of such persons found guilty by the Central Criminal Court, other assize courts and courts of quarter sessions, respectively; the number of persons charged with indictable offences who were dealt with by magistrates' courts; the number of persons found guilty of indictable and non-indictable offences, respectively, by magistrates' courts; the proportion of the indictable offences which were larcenies; and the proportion of those larcenies which were disposed of by magistrates' courts.
§ Mr. Ede
The last available figures are for the year 1945 and are as follow:
Persons tried by assize courts 5,120 Persons tried by courts of quarter sessions 10,783 Persons found guilty at: Central Criminal Court 1,217 Other assize courts 3,332 Courts of quarter sessions 9,848 Persons charged with indictable offences who were dealt with by magistrates courts 110,073 Persons found guilty by magistrates of courts of: (a) indictable offences 101,864 (b)non-indictable offences (excluding offences against Defence Regulations) 297,438 Of persons found guilty of indictable offences the proportion found guilty of larcenies was 65 per cent Of the persons found guilty of larcenies the proportion disposed of by magistrates courts was 98 per cent