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Judicial Staff

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many Justices of the Peace sit in England and Wales; and how many there were in 1998. (94154)

The number of magistrates in post was 28,865 at the year ending 31 March 2006. The number of magistrates in post was 30,260 at the year ending 31 December 1998.