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The MoJ has revealed that MIAMs increased by 4% in the last quarter of 2018, by comparison with the same period in 2017. This means that they stand at just over a third of pre-LASPO levels. In the same period mediation starts increased by 6% and outcomes increased by 5%, so these are now at about half the pre-LASPO level. This may be the flattening out of the downwards trend, although it is important to note that the last quarter of 2017 was a particularly bad one for MIAMs and mediation starts.