§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Attorney-General, how many cases are currently awaiting trial in (a) the Court of Appeal, and (b) the Divisional court; and how these figures compare with each of the past five years.
§ The Attorney-General
In the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, as at 30 April 2,536 persons had applications for leave to appeal or appeals before the court: of these 617 were awaiting a full court hearing. Corresponding figures for the end of each of the previous five years are as follows:
Persons whose applications for leave to appeal or appeals were before court Awaiting full court hearing (1) end 1980 2,531 834 end 1981 2,414 914 end 1982 2,516 815 end 1983 3,333 1,136 end 1984 2,545 712
Note: (1) These figures are included in the first column.
In the Court of Appeal Civil Division the numbr of appeals outstanding at the end of April 1985 was 941. Corresponding figures, where available, for the end of previous years are as follows:
Appeals outstanding at the end of year shown 1980 834 1981 Not available 1982 Not available 1983 902 1984 873
In the Divisional court of the Queen's Bench Division the total number of cases outstanding at the end of April 1985 was 1,201. Corresponding figures for the end of the previous five years are as follows:
Cases outstanding at end of year shown 1980 242 1981 246 1982 696 1983 1,219 1984 1,681