HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 c43W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will now give further details of the crash programme of making available four additional courts at the Old Bailey to reduce the many and long delayed trials; and how many of these extra courts were open in the week following the spring public holiday.

The Attorney-General

The four additional courts I referred to in my answer of 27th May in relief of the Central Criminal Court are at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, and not on the Old Bailey site where no additional space is available. Since then up to seven such courts on the Strand site have been made available and currently 19 or 20 courts are sitting. The Central Criminal Court did not sit during the week referred to.—[Vol. 818, c.214.]