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Judges: Retirement

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many judges have retired in each of the last three years. (296111)

The following table sets out the numbers of retirements and deaths in service of those who previously held judicial office in England and Wales over the last three financial years.

Number of retirements

Number of deaths in service

1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007

55

7

1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

70

9

1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009

93

1