HC Deb 14 February 1979 vol 962 c540W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the total number of criminal proceedings initiated in 1977, the number of persons tried on indictment in 1977, the number of persons proceeded against for indictable offences in 1977 and the number of the above persons who were committed for trial.

Mr. John

The information available relates to proceedings completed during the year, some of which will have been commenced in the preceding year. Information on proceedings completed at magistrates' courts in 1977 was published in table 1(a) of "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 1977" (Cmnd. 7289). Information on those for trial at the Crown court is given in table 5(a) of the same publication.