Magistrates: Resignations

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 25th May 2016.

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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 numbers of magistrates who resigned between 1 February and 20 May this year and each of the two preceding years are shown below:

2016: 223

2015: 360

2014: 305

The Judicial Office is notified of resignations, and processes them, on a rolling basis. The figure for 2016 does not, therefore, include any resignations which have been received locally by bench chairmen or advisory committees, but not yet communicated to the Judicial Office. That information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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