HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c5W
33. Mr. Adley

asked the Lord Privy Seal what criteria the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster uses to decide on the appointment of magistrates in the Duchy.

Mr. Biffen

The primary consideration is suitability of character. Subject to this, it is the objective to ensure that benches reflect a fair balance of the community which they serve.

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