In 2017/18, the median time taken for a case to be disposed at court, in relation to charge cases disposed at adult magistrates courts
, was 69 days.
A breakdown of the figures, which relate to Cardiff's crown and magistrates courts
, the law courts in Merthyr Tydfil and magistrates in Bridgend, Caerphilly and Pontypridd, illustrates which items staff confiscated most often.
However this should certainly not be an excuse for removing a magistrates court
from Newcastle as part of the wider court cuts programme.
Cases which get sent from the magistrates court
to the crown court for sentencing can obviously be processed a lot quicker and a lot more effectively." In 2007, court chiefs declared a new pounds 40m magistrates court
would be created over the next five years.
UNDER REVIEW: Dale Street magistrates court
may move to crown court, left
Batley and Dewsbury Magistrates Court
is to shut in March next year together with courts in Bingley and Pontefract.
But Sir Alan, chairman of the influential Commons justice committee, challenged those claims in the Commons, where he asked: "What steps are ministers taking to ensure that savings do not simply become higher costs for other departments or other parts of their own department, whether in the context of magistrates court
closures, which adds to police costs, or changes in the legal aid system that generate demand for expenditure elsewhere?
The Magistrates Courts
will be running several mock courts and fire crews will stage fire and rescue demonstrations.
In the next two weeks it will be extended to the magistrates courts
in Newry, Armagh and Banbridge and will cover all magistrates courts
by next year.
Representatives of Bolton and Salford councils, Greater Manchester Magistrates Courts
Committee and the Lord Chancellor's Department are expected to seek tenders from contractors towards the end of this year.
Politicians are looking at forming a large central agency to manage both the magistrates courts
and crown courts services across the country.
Priority action will be taken to revise the current remand in custody procedures, including a focus on sharing information between the Supreme Court, Magistrates Courts
, Tasmania Prison Service and Tasmania Police.