HC Deb 14 March 1991 vol 187 c642W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the number of justices of the peace in Stockport and Tameside by ward; and what steps have been taken over the last three years to increase the proportion of young JPs, women JPs, JPs from ethnic minorities and JPs from under-represented wards.

Mr. Chris Patten

My advisory committees in the area of Stockport and Tameside have done their best to improve the balance in appointment of magistrates as suggested; they have been partially successful and I shall be sending the hon. Gentleman the figures separately in due course.

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