The following table shows the total number of magistrates (justices of the peace) who have left the magistracy in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. "Left" has been interpreted to include retirement, resignation, removal and death.
|As at 1 April to 31 March each year:||Total||Retired||Resigned||Removed||Died|
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 the above figures by local justice area. I will provide this information in a letter shortly.