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High Court: Judges

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy on monitoring the expenses of High Court judges is; and whether he plans to make provision for such expenses to be made open to public scrutiny. (210905)

Arrangements for claiming expenses are governed by the High Court judges’ “Memorandum on Conditions of Appointment and Terms of Service”. Claims are authorised for payment by Ministry of Justice officials, are subject to appropriate levels of internal and National Audit Office scrutiny and form part of departmental annual reports and accounts which are published annually.