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Justices Of The Peace

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many justices of the peace there were in 1980; how many there are now; and if he will make a statement. [15749]

At 1 January 1980, there were 24,684 active justices of the peace in England and Wales; as at 1 January 1997, the figure was 30,374.