HL Deb 26 February 1987 vol 485 cc429-30WA
Lord Morton of Shuna

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the average interval between the date of fixing a summary trial and the diet of trial in cases where the accused was not in custody, in Glasgow Sheriff Court and in Glasgow District Court in 1985 and 1986.

The Lord Advocate (Lord Cameron of Lochbroom)

The average number of weeks between pleading and trial diets in summary criminal cases in Glasgow in 1985 and 1986 was as follows:—

District Court
Sheriff Court (Stipendiary Magistrates) District Court, (Justices)
1985 15 22 11
1986 12 22 8