§ 82. Mr. Hyde
asked the Attorney-General how many applications for leave to appeal to the House of Lords in criminal matters have been received by his Department since the passing of the Criminal Appeal Act, 1907; in how many cases a certificate has been granted; how many appeals have been heard by the House of Lords and with what results; and in how many cases the appeal has been at the instigation of the prosecution and in how many cases by the defence.
Nine hundred and seventy-six applications have been received since 1st January, 1949; no record is available of the number of applications made before that date. Twenty-one certificates have been granted since the Act came into force, five at the instance of the prosecution and, 16 at the instance of the defence. Twenty-one appeals have been heard by the House of Lords; 7 have been allowed and 14 dismissed.