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committal

the sending of a person to court or to prison.
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Changes in the number of committals by each time of conviction category are shown below in Figure 7.
Figure 8 below charts committals with previous convictions as a percentage of total committals from 1922 to 1994.
For example, while the number of male committals reached its all-time high in 2007 (5,979), the number of women committed to prison reached its peak back in 1924 (1,158).
By taking this longer view, we highlight that both the rate of committal and the daily average prison population were considerably higher in the 1920s and 1930s than it is currently.
The magistrate who heard the committal proceedings was known as the examining magistrate.
Magistrates are dismissing serious cases, listed for committal to the crown courts, because there are inadequate cases for defendants to answer.
While certain charges will be dropped after careful review by legal experts, the number of cases being discharged because the prosecution is not in a position to proceed with a committal was a concern.
Early-warning forms, giving police the chance to alert the CPS if there are any delays in submitting committal files, were devised to tackle the problem.
The magistrates, knowing that Hannan had not received notice of the committal hearing, should have postponed issuing the warrant "until such time as she had been served with notice of the proceedings".
In fact the number of committals has jumped 34% since the Fines Act 2010 became law.