Judges: Conflict of Interests

Justice written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of a judge recusing themselves there were in each of the last four years; and what the reasons were for each recusal.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Incidents of judges recusing themselves will only be held on individual court files and are not held on any central database. This question could, therefore, be answered only by manually checking every court file log at disproportionate cost.

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Jean James
Posted on 12 Jun 2014 2:10 pm (Report this annotation)

.. or the system could be changed to suit the current need instead of just ignoring the inability to extract required details.