|Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court and County Court||70%||43%||50%||44%||49%|
|Teesside Magistrates’ Court||78%||76%||80%||68%||58%|
|England and Wales Magistrates' Court average||59%||63%||63%||51%||46%|
The above was published September 18th but the numbers cannot be taken seriously. The definition of "utilsation rate" of magistrates` courts is as obscure as the definition of "abracadabra" notwithstanding the reasons for their apparent inefficiency which are often as a result of failing performances of government`s own agencies; i.e. HMCTS, CPS and Victim Support. Once again the only magic here is MOJ spin.