Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Magistrates Court

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants who had pleaded guilty were sent by magistrates court for sentencing in a Crown court in each year since 1995. [20285]

    Mr. Keith Bradley [holding answer 3 December 2001]: Information collected centrally by the Home Department does not include details on defendants‘ plea at magistrates courts.

    4th December c230W