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Judges (Retirement)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Attorney-General how many judges have continued to serve beyond retirement age in order to sit in Diplock trial cases in the last 10 years; and what was the age at which each eventually retired.The Attorney-General: None.

asked the Attorney-General what is the age and name of the oldest judge currently sitting in Diplock courts; and what was the age and name of the oldest judge ever to hear such cases since these courts were established.

The answer to both parts of the hon. Member's question is Lord Justice Gibson. He is now aged 72, having been born on 1 May 1913.