§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What proportion of (a) young adult offenders and (b) adult offenders, sentenced by magistrates' courts and Crown Courts respectively were given probation orders in 1969 and 1979.
§ Lord Belstead
Information for magistrates' courts and the Crown Court respectively is given in the following table: Corresponding information for all courts from 1969 to 1979 is published in tables 6.14 and 6.16 ofCriminal Statistics, England and Wales 1979 (Cmnd. 8098).
Offenders aged 17 and over sentenced for indictable/triable-either-way offences(1): percentage given a probation order by age and type of court England and Wales Percentage Age and type of court 1969 indictable offences 1979 indictable triable-either-way offences(-) Aged 17 and under 21 Magistrates' courts 14 8 Crown Court 19 8 Aged 21 and over Magistrates' courts 8 7 Crown Court 9 5 (1) 1979 figures reflect the implementation of Part III of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on 17th July 1978; the discontinuity in these figures is very small.