Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 1st July 2015.

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Photo of Lord Falconer of Thoroton Lord Falconer of Thoroton Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish a white paper on reform of the magistracy; and if so, when.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Government currently has no plans to publish a white paper on reform of the magistracy. We have yet to see the full impact of changes brought about by our rehabilitation reforms, the Transforming Summary Justice Programme and the new Single Justice Procedure. These are already changing the way that magistrates work. My Rt Hon Friend the Lord Chancellor gave a speech outlining this Government’s approach to criminal justice on 23 June. The content of that speech, “What does a one nation justice policy look like”, can be viewed online at

Speech - Michael Gove (PDF Document, 40.99 KB)

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