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Bolton (Magistrates)

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Chancellor of tie Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to ensure that the bench in Bolton metropolitan borough is representative of the whole community; and if he will make a detailed statement.

With the help of my advisory committee, I try to ensure that all significant parts of the community of the metropolitan borough of Bolton are realistically reflected in the make-up of the bench.Problems such as changes in the population and the availability of suitable persons to serve make the task difficult. Progress is, however, being made, and further suggestions of likely persons who are worthy of consideration for appointment will be welcomed by me; these will be considered as and when vacancies become available.