Magistrates: Recruitment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates have been recruited in each month since May 2015.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The requested information is provided in the table below. The greater number of appointments towards the latter part of the year reflects the timing of the annual forecasting process through which the need for new magistrates is determined. Becoming a magistrate remains highly sought after and competition for vacancies tends to be strong.

Month

Appointments

May

0

June

15

July

73

August

52

September

50

October

106

November

104

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