The following table shows the total number of magistrates (justices of the peace) appointed in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.
|As at 1 April to 31 March each year:||Magistrates appointed|
On appointment, magistrates are assigned to a local justice area and may then sit at a number of courts within the area. It has not been possible in the time available to provide a breakdown of appointments by local justice area. I will provide this information in a letter shortly.