Courts: Magistrates' Courts

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the value brought to the justice system by the magistracy.

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Liberal Democrat

The Government place great value on the lay magistracy. As well as playing a vital role in ensuring that justice is done swiftly and effectively, magistrates provide an important link between the justice system and the communities it serves.

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