HC Deb 24 May 1971 vol 818 c4W
40. Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the absence of statistics concerning the number of cases settled at the door of the court, he will issue instructions that in future such records be kept, in order that the business of the courts may be regulated accordingly.

The Attorney-General

I see difficulties in defining with precision the statistics sought by the hon. and learned Member. However, from 1st January, 1972, records will be kept distinguishing between cases which are tried, those which are settled and those which are otherwise disposed of.