Judges: Public Appointments

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were appointed as Queen’s Counsel in each of the last five years, by ethnicity.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

As detailed in QCA’s annual reports into the QC competitions, and published on the QCA website, the breakdown of BAME and non-BAME application is below.

2015-6 competition:

9 BAME applicants were appointed, out of a total of 107 appointments.

2016-7 competition:

16 BAME applicants were appointed, out of a total of 113 appointments.

2017-8 competition:

18 BAME applicants were appointed, out of a total of 119 appointments.

2018-9 competition:

13 BAME applicants were appointed, out of a total of 108 appointments.

2019-20 competition:

22 BAME applicants were appointed, out of a total of 114 appointments

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