§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Attorney-General how many cases have been received by the Crown Prosecution Service from the Peterlee sub-divisional police in each year since 1990; and how many have resulted in prosecution.
§ The Attorney-General
Figures for Peterlee subdivision are included in the total for Northumbria-Durham, and are not available separately.
The number of cases received by the Crown Prosecution Service, which include cases sent to the CPS by the police for pre-charge advice, for criminal proceedings, and for some non-criminal proceedings were as follows:
Number 1990 72,825 1991 69,409 1992 68,475 11993 33,816 1 January to June.
Note: The number of cases received during a particular period does not equal the number finalised in that period, as incomplete cases will be carried over.
Of the cases received for criminal prosecution the numbers which proceeded to a hearing in the magistrates court, namely a summary trial, a guilty plea or committal proceedings, were as follows:
Number 1990 52,400 1991 50,914 1992 50,060 11993 24,359 1 January to June.
Cases received for criminal prosecution would not proceed to such a hearing if the defendant could not be traced by the police, the court imposed a bind over or adjourned the case sine die or the CPS discontinued proceedings.