HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1090-1W
Mr. Hall-Caine

asked the Attorney-General whether he will state the number of magistrates who have recently voluntarily retired owing to age; and what is the number of magistrates at present who are over 70, 80, and 90, respectively?

The Attorney-General

222 justices of the peace have recently voluntarily retired through change of residence or inability to carry out the duties of a magistrate, of whom 19 expressly gave old age as their reason for retiring. I regret that I cannot give the information asked for in the latter part of the question, as until a fairly recent date no records have been kept of the ages of justices of the peace.