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Judges: Working Class

Justice written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1159W, on judges: working class, if he will include social class as a factor when bringing forward proposals to diversify the judiciary.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The Government supports the promotion of a diverse judiciary, which is more reflective of society as a whole.

We are working with the relevant legal professional bodies to support their work on attracting and retaining people from all social backgrounds in the legal professions and on improving availability of data to monitor progress.

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