To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what statistics his Department holds on usage of (a) magistrates and (b) civil courts; and if he will place such statistics in the Library.
18 September 2015
I have answered the Hon Member’s question about magistrates’ courts in PQ9762.
The average utilisation figures for civil courts in England and Wales are:
England and Wales Civil Court average
Our courts are under-used. The reform of the courts and tribunals service is an opportunity to create a modern, more user-focused and efficient service.
I will place a copy of these statistics in the Library.