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County Courts

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 34448, tabled on 18 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time has been in a Crown Court between a case being listed and it going to trial since 2010.

Answered on

25 April 2016

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) publishes data on the average weeks from issue to trial of small claims and fast and multi-track trials in the county court in Table 1.6 of Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly.

The MoJ also publishes the average weeks from sending a trial case to the Crown Court to the start of the trial in table C10 of Criminal Courts Statistics Quarterly, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-court-statistics.

This publication also includes a number of timeliness tables showing the average time in days from offence to charge, charge to first listing and first listing to completion of criminal cases dealt with both at the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts. The magistrates’ court data does not separately record trials and guilty pleas.