Magistrates

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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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, what the average age was of a magistrate on 1 April (a) 1989, (b) 1994, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010 and (f) 2014.

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

We encourage applications from people from all walks of life who have the necessary skills, and we will continue to work to ensure that our magistrates reflect the make-up of modern Britain.

Average age data for the magistracy is not recorded for 1989, 1994, and 2000. The available data is shown below.

Year

Average Age

2005

56

2010

58

2014

59

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