HC Deb 24 June 1966 vol 730 c164W
Sir. P. Rawlinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the year 1965 how many persons committed for trial pleaded guilty on indictment; how many pleaded not guilty and were convicted; how many pleaded not guilty and were acquitted; what was the percentage of the whole in each category; and how many persons in each of these categories were indicted and/or tried for killing by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or drink respectively.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Information about pleas on indictment is not readily available but research is being carried out on the subject. Meanwhile an estimate suggests that of those tried on indictment in 1965 58 per cent, pleaded guilty, 26 per cent, pleaded not guilty but were convicted and 16 per cent, pleaded not guilty and were acquitted.

Statistics of convictions and acquittals on indictment in 1965 are given below. They cannot readily be related to pleas.

increase of four officers, making a total establishment of 20 police ranks in all. The Commissioner of Police intends to gain experience of operating with this new estabilshment before making proposals for any further increase.