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Judges: Housing

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice under what circumstances are judges’ lodgings made available to members of the judiciary; what criteria apply to their allocation; and if he will make a statement. (207574)

Judges’ lodgings are available to High Court judges when they are away from the Royal Courts of Justice dealing with business on any of the (six) judicial circuits in England and Wales. The allocation of judicial business is managed by the regional directors office responsible for the circuit in question, in consultation with the relevant senior presiding judge. In addition, lodgings can and are made available to circuit judges and barristers sitting as deputy High Court judges and circuit judges sitting in their own capacity away from their own court(s).

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which holders of judicial posts are provided with official residences; and if he will make a statement. (207656)