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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 9884, tabled on 10 September 2015

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.

Answered on

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:

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

England and Wales Civil Court average

49%

70%

66%

54%

37%

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.