§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Attorney-General what was the percentage acquittal rate, in cases where defendants plead not guilty, in the last four six-month periods for which figures are available, at Snaresbrook Crown court.
§ The Solicitor-General
The percentage of defendants acquitted after pleading not guilty to all counts at Snaresbrook Crown court in the last four six-monthly periods is as follows:
per cent. April 1984 to September 1984 51.9 October 1984 to March 1985 58.7 April 1985 to September 1985 50.3 October 1985 to March 1986 48.6