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Judiciary: Ethnic Groups

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many black and minority ethnic people were appointed to the judiciary in each of the last five years. (273691)

Following the question tabled in February on appointments, we are in the process of cleansing our data. This has yet to be completed, so I regret that I am unable to respond at this time. I will write with further information in due course, and ensure copies of this information are made available in the Libraries of both Houses.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of applications to become a member of the judiciary were from black and minority ethnic candidates in each of the last five years. (273692)

We have not been able to provide all the information in the time requested, but are working to provide it. I will write with further information in the near future, and ensure copies of this information are made available in the Libraries of both Houses.