Justices of the Peace

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd January 1967.

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Photo of Sir John Langford-Holt Sir John Langford-Holt , Shrewsbury 12:00 am, 23rd January 1967

asked the Attorney-General in view of the fact that it is now Her Majesty's Government's policy to draw justices of the peace from all sections of the community, if he will now ensure that half the number of justices of the peace shall be women.

Photo of Sir Elwyn Jones Sir Elwyn Jones , West Ham South

It is the policy of my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor that justices should be drawn in reasonable numbers from each section of the community. It does not follow that each section must be equally represented.