Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many defendants in either-way cases pleaded (a) guilty and (b) not guilty in (i) cases dealt with by the magistrates? court, (ii) cases referred for trial by Crown Court on election by the defendent and (iii) cases referred for trial by the Crown Court where the magistrate declined jurisdiction in each year since 1987.

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