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Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many licensed bailiffs there are in each parliamentary constituency. (271815)

HM Courts Service does not collect numbers of bailiffs in each parliamentary constituency. The following table sets out the numbers of certificated bailiffs who hold currently valid certificates which have been granted by county courts in England and Wales. My officials regularly update these data on the basis of information provided by the county courts. These data are a snapshot of those returns received at any one point in time and those presented as follows are the latest available figures.

County court

Bailiffs

Aldershot and Farnham

1

Altrincham

13

Bedford

4

Birkenhead

23

Birmingham

27

Bournemouth

19

Bradford

8

Brighton

19

Bristol

11

Bromley

35

Burnley

177

Caernarfon

18

Cambridge

1

Canterbury

4

Cardiff

2

Chelmsford

7

Chester

1

Chichester

15

Clerkenwell and Shoreditch

150

Colchester

1

Coventry

1

Croydon

99

Dartford

27

Derby

4

Doncaster

2

Edmonton

5

Epsom

17

Exeter

5

Gateshead

23

Guildford

1

Harrogate

1

Haverfordwest

2

Huddersfield

27

Ipswich

3

King’s Lynn

2

Kingston-upon-Hull

9

Lambeth

3

Leeds

7

Leicester

10

Lincoln

6

Liverpool

25

Luton

8

Macclesfield

5

Manchester

29

Medway

24

Merthyr Tydfil

73

Middlesbrough

54

Milton Keynes

13

Morpeth and Berwick

3

Newport (Gwent)

4

Northampton

91

Norwich

11

Nottingham

9

Oldham

27

Oxford

8

Peterborough

6

Plymouth

2

Preston

4

Reading

7

Redditch

266

Romford

7

Scarborough

2

Sheffield

8

Slough

3

Southampton

13

Southend

28

St. Albans

2

Stafford

46

Swansea

6

Taunton

22

Telford

2

Torquay and Newton Abbot

10

Truro

7

Uxbridge

25

Watford

1

Wigan

4

York

1

Total

1,646