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committal

the sending of a person to court or to prison.
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Official figures show there were nearly 15,000 committals to the end of November, - 1,000 fewer than in the same period last year.
Prison sources believe committals from courts will fall significantly in 2014, and predict the final number may be around 15,800.
Under the old procedure of oral committals, witnesses were tested and many a charge was dismissed.
The magistrate who heard the committal proceedings was known as the examining magistrate.
The CPS and police will build upon this to address the concern, expressed in the report, on the issue of discharged committals," said Mr Blundell
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.