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Magistrates

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what proportion of magistrates in London, appointed since 1996, lived in the top 10 per cent. of the most deprived wards at the time of their appointment; and if she will make a statement. (96650)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what proportion of magistrates in the Teesside area appointed since 1997 lived in the top 10 per cent. of deprived wards at the time of their appointment. (95357)

This Department does not record details showing how many and what proportion of magistrates lived in deprived wards at the time of their appointment. Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace follow the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor’s Directions when making recommendations for appointment to the magistracy. This provides guidance that each Local Justice Area should broadly reflect the community it serves in terms of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, geographical spread, occupation, and industry.