Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Contested Hearings

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor‘s Department how many either-way cases heard in magistrates courts have been contested in each year since 1987. [19726]

    The Solicitor-General: I have been asked to respond to this question using information collected by the Crown Prosecution Service.

    CPS records show that the number of contested hearings in magistrates courts in either-way cases was as follows: