Christina Rees Shadow Minister (Justice):
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed in Crown courts in each year since 2010.
Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice:
Information on the number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff employed by HMCTS by jurisdiction in each of the last four years is set out in the table below. Information prior to 2013 is not held centrally.
FTE Date Crown County Magistrates’
31/03/2013 2,076 4,143 5,059
31/03/2014 2,000 4,141 4,758
31/03/2015 2,050 3,761 4,352
31/03/2016 2,133 3,764 4,065