§ Mr. Sweeney
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will give, in table form, for each magistrates court in England and Wales in 1981 and 1991, the number of defendants(a) who appeared before the court, (b) were found guilty, (c) were involved in proceedings which were discontinued, (d) were discharged under section 6 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, (e) were in cases where the charges were withdrawn, (f) were in cases where the charge was dismissed under section 9 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 and (g) were found guilty, as a percentage of those who appeared before the court.
§ Mr. Jack
Information on persons proceeded against at magistrates courts for indictable offences by petty session division and result has been published annually since the 1986 issue in the volumes of supplementary tables to "Criminal statistics, England and Wales"—table 5.6 of volume 5 for 1986 to 1990 and table 4.6 of volume 4 for 1991.
The provision of information for earlier years or for summary offences would involve disproportionate cost.