HC Deb 09 April 1970 vol 799 c127W
Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Attorney-General what percentages of those appointed to the bench of magistrates in the last convenient period of 12 months was former members of Her Majesty's Forces; and what was the similar figure for 10 years ago.

The Attorney-General

Former membership of Her Majesty's Forces is neither a qualification nor a disqualification for appointment as a magistrate and therefore information is not available as to which magistrates have or have not had service in the Forces. Many magistrates appointed during the last 12 months and 10 years ago were former members of Her Majesty's Forces.