§ 92. Commander Courtney
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the figures for pleas of guilty and not guilty, respectively, recorded in assize criminal cases in each of the past five years.
§ Miss Bacon
I regret that information for the last five years could not be obtained without a disproportionate amount of work. It has been estimated from a previous research sample that in 1957 4,700 persons pleaded guilty, and 2,000 persons pleaded not guilty, at assize courts in England and Wales.