Ministry of Justice

Judicial and court statistics (annual)

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Statistics on criminal and civil courts, the judiciary and some associated offices in England and Wales for whose administration the Ministry of Justice is responsible.

They also cover the work of some associated offices including the Office of the Public Guardian and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Statistics relating to Northern Ireland courts are available separately from the Northern Ireland Court Service.

Judicial and court statistics 2009

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In addition to Ministry of Justice professional and production staff, pre-release access to the provisional court statistics of up to 24 hours is granted to the following postholders:

Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Permanent Secretary; Director General, Access to Justice; Director of Finance and Resources, Access to Justice; Director, Access to Justice Policy; Head of Business Information Division; Director of Operations and Performance; Head of Access to Justice Change; Performance Analyst, Criminal Courts Performance Analysis Team; Head of Civil Law and Justice Division; Head of Debt and Housing Branch; Head of Criminal Courts Performance Analysis Team; Head of Court Business Division; Senior Policy Manager, Matrimonial and Children's Proceedings; Senior Policy Manager, Domestic Violence, International and Religious Family Issues; special advisers; the relevant press officer.

Her Majesty's Courts Service: Chief Executive; Director of Finance; Director of Court Improvement; Director of Enforcement; Head of Innovation and Development; the relevant press officer.