HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 c185W
36. Caroline Flint

To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department, what was the average time taken to process guilty pleas for minor offences through the magistrates courts in the last year for which figures are available. [65864]

Mr. Hoon

For summary cases, in which the defendant entered an initial guilty plea, a sample taken in June 1998 found that the average time from first listing to completion was 16 days.

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