The rather over-excited functionary who wrote the piece says:-
Criminals will face justice far more quickly as court committal hearings are abolished in dozens of areas of England and Wales from today.Far more quickly? Far more?
Scrapping the hearings will help the courts run more efficiently and ensure they provide a better service for users.
A 6(2) committal rarely takes more than five minutes and we don't often do more than two or three in a day in the remand court. As we have said, it's a small piece of tidying up to get rid of a procedure that has passed its sell-by date - but don't overdo it, sonny. People might become cynical and we don't want that now, do we?.