HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 cc665-6W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Attorney-General how long the cases currently in the warned list of cases of motions for hearings in the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division of appliction for judicial review or orders of certiorari, prohibition and mandamus, other than cases in the expedited list, have been, on average, waiting for hearing since leave to apply for such relief was granted; and how long the greatest delay has been to date in waiting for hearing of such a motion.

The Solicitor-General:

The average waiting time for the cases to which the hon. Member refers is approximately 11 months. The greatest delay to date has been 21 months. The court does, however, order expedited hearings in urgent cases.

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