Magistrates

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen Labour, Nottingham North

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of magistrates resident in Nottingham North; and if she will take steps to improve recruitment of magistrates in that constituency.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

We do not have data showing magistrates by residence, the current number of magistrates serving in the Nottingham local justice area is 385.

The Magistrates National Recruitment Strategy Implementation Paper published on 11 March 2005 sets out the progress made to date, and sets out how we will be working with advisory committees to recruit more magistrates, target recruitment where it is most needed, to raise the profile of the magistracy, and to improve the diversity of benches.

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