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Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 2022.

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Photo of Andy Carter Andy Carter Conservative, Warrington South

I welcome the work that my hon. Friend the Minister has been doing to recruit more magistrates and the changes to the retirement age to enable senior magistrates to sit for longer. Will he tell us about the plans to introduce powers to keep more cases in the magistrates court and when he expects those powers to come into effect?