Magistrates: Recruitment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the maximum number of magistrates that each magistrate advisory committee in England and Wales can recruit each year.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The number of magistrates required for each local justice area is agreed annually by the judiciary, in consultation with HMCTS. There is no prescribed maximum number.

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