Justice written question – answered on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what additional training on stalking and stalking behaviour he plans for judges and magistrates.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The responsibility for judicial training for courts judiciary lies with the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary and is exercised through the Judicial College.

There is currently no dedicated training on stalking or stalking behaviour. However, where this arises as an issue within wider training topics, most notably for domestic violence and wider harassment legislation, judges, magistrates and their legal advisers are reminded of the legal remedies available to the court that will assist victims.

The Judicial College regularly assesses judicial training needs and how to meet them.

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