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Magistrates

Justice written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Justices of the Peace have left the magistracy in each of the last 10 years; and from which courts such justices left.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

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
2003 1,606 558 942 22 84
2004 1,408 533 781 12 82
2005 1,593 550 935 16 92
2006 1,653 545 1,015 12 81
2007 1,614 574 947 10 83
2008 1,584 632 849 8 95
2009 1,746 755 888 11 92
2010 1,759 834 821 22 82
2011 2,101 824 1,165 19 93
2012 1,959 752 1,099 19 89

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.

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