Administration of Justice

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 24 May 2024.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reform the Single Justice Procedure (SJP) to enable magistrates to properly consider each case before them and to minimise any risk of miscarriages of justice; and whether they have implemented, or plan to implement, any of the twelve recommendations to improve the operation, transparency and fairness of the SJP contained within the Magistrates’ Association position statement, published on 26 March.

Photo of Lord Bellamy Lord Bellamy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

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