HC Deb 18 December 1972 vol 848 c252W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Attorney-General what is the total number of circuit judges; what is their average age; whether there is a minimum age for appointment as a circuit judge; and how many circuit judges are solicitors.

The Attorney-General

The total number of circuit judges is 234; their average age is 58.2; there is no minimum age on appointment, the qualification being 10 years' standing as a barrister or five years as a recorder; no solicitor is, or is yet available for appointment as, a circuit judge under the Courts Act 1971.