To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to his Answer of 9 February to Question reference 215189, if he will break down the figures provided in tables 1A, 1B and 2 by gender.
The breakdown of the figures provided in the answer on
Tables 1A and 1B show full-time appointments for the calendar years 1975–97. The figures include appointments of Judicial officers to full time Tribunal posts for Tribunals administered by DCA (formerly Lord Chancellor's Department) but exclude those administered by other Government Departments (such as the Employment Tribunal and The Appeal Service and its pre 1999 predecessor The Independent Tribunal Service). These tables also include lay magistrates appointments from 1990 onwards.
Figures for the appointment and the gender split of part time judicial officers between 1975 and 1997, and for lay magistrates prior to 1990 is not given, as DCA does not hold complete figures on the appointment and gender of these judicial officers who were appointed during these periods, and those that exist could only be determined at disproportionate cost.
The gender split for full-time and part-time judicial officer appointments for each year between 1998–2004 is set out in tables 2A-D. These figures are obtained from the Judicial Appointments Annual Reports to Parliament for each of the financial years from 1998–2004.
It is also necessary to mention that while every care has been taken, the figures supplied for the years 1975–98 may not be wholly complete as they are drawn from very old records. For some of the very early appointments, the DCA have only a surname and initials thus it is not absolutely certain what the gender was, and in these cases, on the basis that there were very few women in the judiciary that long ago, it has been assumed that they are men.
|1975–97 full-time appointments gender split|
|Table 2A: full-time appointments gender split|
|Table 2B: part-time appointments gender split|
|Table 2C: Lord Chancellor lay magistrates appointments (excluding Duchy of Lancaster)|
|Table 2D: lay magistrates appointments in the Duchy of Lancaster|