HC Deb 06 March 1934 vol 286 c1649
35. Mr. MANDER

asked the Attorney-General the number of magistrates removed from the bench during each of the last three years and the reasons therefor, whether age, at their own request, or for other causes?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Thomas Inskip)

In 1931 four Justices of the Peace were removed from the Commission of the Peace following convictions for criminal offences, and in 1932 two for the same reason. There were no removals in 1933. Three Justices in 1931 and 1932 respectively and one in 1933 were permitted to resign in view of misbehaviour. I regret I am unable to give the hon. Member the number that have resigned for other reasons, as no records are kept of resignations other than resignations in view of misbehaviour.


Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say how many magistrates there are over the age of 90?


I cannot tell my hon. Friend.


Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether any of those magistrates were women, or whether they were all men?


That information is not recorded.

Viscountess ASTOR

If they were all men, does not it show the necessity of having more women?

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